Gregory Churney focuses his practice on all aspects of patent prosecution, which includes assisting clients with preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications. Gregory is also a trusted technical resource who regularly provides assistance to attorneys when patent disputes arise.
Gregory’s core technical experience is in the field of mechanical engineering, but he also regularly assists with obtaining patent protection for technologies in the fields of electrical engineering and industrial design. He has broad experience in preparing, filing, and prosecuting utility and design patent applications in a wide array of technologies including mechanical systems, vehicle systems, medical technology, consumer products, operating systems, fastening mechanisms, industrial machinery, and graphical user interfaces (GUIs). In addition to utility patent procurement, Gregory also drafts, prosecutes, and counsels clients on their domestic and international design patent applications, and develops sophisticated and pioneering design patent filing strategies for clients in the U.S. and abroad. Gregory has developed an in-depth understanding of design law and co-authors articles on developing changes within the design patent field.
Prior to his career as a Patent Agent, Gregory worked as an engineer for a leading automobile manufacturer, utilizing DOE methodology to develop various automotive designs and components and assessing surface quality using simulation software. He also has practical hands-on experience with HVAC systems and safety risk assessment for manufacturing operations.
Education and Honors
- University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.S., 2018)
- Degree: Mechanical Engineering
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional and Civic Activities
- Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (Member)