Jacob Graham is a registered patent attorney and associate with SpencePC. He has substantial experience in federal and state litigation, primarily in the areas of patent, trade secret, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Graham has handled nearly every aspect of litigation, including arguing dispositive motions, deposing witnesses and experts, and overseeing trials. He enjoys working with clients and colleagues to develop a litigation strategy that pursues and focuses on the client’s vision of success. Along with litigation, Mr. Graham also has experience prosecuting patents and drafting patent opinions, license agreements, and commercial contracts.
Mr. Graham earned his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he was awarded an intellectual property fellowship and graduated cum laude in 2012. While in law school, Mr. Graham worked for a large litigation firm and externed for Judge Ronald Guzman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where he drafted opinions in the area of patent law. Mr. Graham was a member of Loyola’s law review and a student clinician of Loyola’s Business Law Clinic.
Prior to pursuing his legal education, Mr. Graham gained valuable experience working as a scientist and pharmaceutical formulator. As a scientist, Mr. Graham researched and developed new drug products and collaborated with FDA regulatory, operations, and pharmaceutical technology departments for the scale-up of pharmaceutical formulations. Mr. Graham also interned with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and worked at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense where he published papers on his research on enzyme kinetics and nerve agents.
Mr. Graham earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in Biotechnology with a minor in Microbiology. He also completed several information technology and computer science classes, gaining a background in database management systems and software design.
Prior to joining SpencePC, Mr. Graham worked several years at a large litigation firm in Chicago.
- Law School – Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
- Undergraduate – Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Biotechnology, 2007
- US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- US District Court, Southern District of Illinois
- US Patent & Trademark Office