Professional Biography

Caroline A. Teichner Associate

  • Chicago

    T +1.312.324.8400

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    131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700

    Chicago, IL




Caroline Teichner focuses her practice primarily on patent litigation and also assists clients with trademark litigation and prosecution.

Caroline has advised clients on all stages of patent litigation, from pre-filing investigations through appeals, both at the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. She has a particular focus in the field of medical devices, including suture anchors, pulsed-lavage devices and operating room control systems. She also has experience in prosecuting design patents on a wide range of technologies, including children's shoes and graphical user interfaces for digital apps. Caroline is registered to practice before the USPTO.

Caroline’s trademark litigation practice includes regularly representing clients in federal district court. She has helped several clients obtain injunctive relief for trademark infringement and has also been instrumental in obtaining favorable settlements for her clients. Caroline has significant experience conducting cancellation and opposition proceedings at the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board and has prosecuted trademark applications through the appeal stage. Caroline also enjoys consulting with startups as they assess ways to build their IP portfolios.

While in law school, where she graduated as valedictorian of her class, Caroline served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Recently, Caroline and several of her colleagues received a 2017 Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for their successful representation of a veteran in a personal injury case. Caroline is also an active member of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court in Chicago.

Professional Leadership

  • Richard Linn American Inn of Court in Chicago, Member

Related Employment

  • Judicial Extern to The Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, IL, Associate, 2012 - 2015


Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.,
    summa cum laude; Order of the Coif
    , 2012,
    Notes & Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
  • Princeton University, B.S.E., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
    magna cum laude
    , 2007