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PRACTICE AREAS

Ms. Uma Bansal

Managing Partner

 

 

Overview

To be an effective attorney, one should try to understand more than just the law, one must understand the mechanics which drive companies, technology and society. In that pursuit, Ms. Uma Bansal began as a student of Electrical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, exploring subjects ranging from microchips to fiber optics. At Hopkins, Ms. Bansal obtained a graduate fellowship grant and was inducted into Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society. She fostered connections between future scientists and companies by establishing and running a chapter of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE).

After obtaining her Electrical Engineering degree, Ms. Bansal worked as a project manager for the Navy, at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. She helped to bring wireless technology to large naval vessels while collaborating with small businesses. Ms. Bansal attended Boston College Law School and obtained her Juris Doctorate. There, she studied the inner workings of corporations, intellectual property and the law.

The Legal World

As an intellectual property attorney, Ms. Bansal wrote patents and guided clients through the complex world of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She worked on a vast collection of inventions, ranging broadly from biotechnology to wireless technology. Whether the invention involved complicated biological processes or nanotechnology, she helped protect and prosecute a wide range of patents.
Before establishing ULG, Ms. Bansal worked with some of the most prestigious technology firms in world, DLA Piper, Brinks Hofer, Gilson and Lione and Freeborn & Peters. She served as a trial attorney for intellectual property matters. She investigated the intricacies her client’s invention and argued for their inventions uniqueness. Additionally, Ms. Bansal worked with clients to establish licensing contacts and negotiated software, consulting, biotech and intellectual property agreements.

Fighting for Justice

Ms. Bansal deeply believes in Mr. King’s saying, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Ms. Bansal fought against corruption in a broken system while at the Human Rights Law Network. As a civil rights advocate, Ms. Bansal has worked tirelessly on state and Federal cases involving false arrest, excessive force, unreasonable searches, personal injury, wrongful death, malicious prosecution and First Amendment violations.

Ms. Bansal had the opportunity to battle municipal corruption and wrongdoing through a Seipler v. McHenry County, helping to put an end to racial profiling by the McHenry County. More recently, she led a team and won a favorable verdict in Federal court case involving the abuse of a young boy in Smith v. City of Chicago. To date, Ms. Bansal has won favorable verdicts for her clients in both forums.

PUBLISHED WORK

“Injunctive Relief in Patent Cases after Ebay,” – Intellectual Property Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association Section of Litigation

“Court Rulings Provide Guidance on Immunity From Liability for Content Posted by Others,” – Internet Liability Alert, Privacy and Information Law Report, and the ITechLaw Newsfeed

EDUCATION
  • JD: Boston College Law School
  • BS, Electrical Engineering: The John Hopkins University
BOARD ROLES, MEMBERSHIPS, ASSOCIATIONS

Asian American Bar Association: Board Member (2013-current)
Indian American Bar Association: Secretary (2014-current), VP of Community Affairs (2013-2014), Director of
Membership (2007-Present); Director of Judicial Evaluations(2006-2007)
Chicago Bar Association, Member
National South Asian Bar Association, Program
Committee Member
Human Rights Law Network Member

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Bar