Karl Hanson

Karl Hanson

Alumni Relations Officer


Class of : 2021

Hi! I attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where I obtained a BS in Materials Science Engineering and an MS is Technology Management. Before law school, I spent seven years at a Chicago-based boutique consulting firm advising companies on their patent strategies including the purchase and divestiture of patents. My professional interest is to build my legal expertise such that I can advise companies on the legal risks in addition to the business and technical risks related to their patent holdings.

If you have any questions about IPLS, Chicago, or law school in general please feel free to reach out. I am also a patent agent, so please reach out if you have any questions on the USPTO registration examination.