Olivia Bedi is an intellectual property litigator with Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, where she represents individuals and corporations across the country in complex technological matters. She helps clients protect, enforce, and defend intellectual property rights, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. Her industry-diverse practice includes the fields of biochemistry, chemistry, computer engineering, electrical engineering, metallurgy, nanotechnology, software design, and mechanical engineering, among others.
An experienced trial lawyer, Olivia has litigated and tried significant cases before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts around the country, and has also briefed and argued patent appeals before the Federal Circuit.
Before practicing law, Olivia spent five years as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, gaining extensive experience regarding the use of procedures available before the USPTO. Olivia devotes a substantial amount of her time to pro bono service. In 2018, she won the Excellence in Pro Bono Service award, presented by The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and The Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Her dedication began when she represented a Chicago high school student charged with first-degree felony murder in People v. Shannon, which received national attention after a videotape of the incident went viral.