• Biography

    Judy’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in federal courts and the Patent Trial and Appear Board involving various technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer products. Judy graduated with honors from the University of Iowa with dual degrees in Chemistry and Finance, and she received her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she served as a Managing Editor of the Iowa Law Review and was awarded the ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law.

    Judy is a leader of several organizations, including the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), and Women in Bio – Chicago (WIB-Chicago). Judy also has an active pro bono practice, and she was recognized by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service as a 2020 Pro Bono Leader for her services through the Free Legal Answers project and by the National Immigrant Justice Center as a 2021 Rising Star for her commitment and work to ensuring access to justice for immigrants.

    Professional and Community Activities

    • Co-Chair, Membership, Women in Bio, Chicago Chapter
    • Vice Chair and Membership Chair, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Young Professionals Board
    • Pro Bono Task Force, American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Litigation
    • Amicus Briefs Committee, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)
    • Annual Dinner Committee, Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP)
    • Litigation Committee and Women in IP Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)


    Selected Speeches and Publications

    • “Law Firm Junior Associate Virtual Boot Camp Series,” speaker, The Chicago Committee, May 6, 2021.
    • “Careers at the Intersection of STEM and Law,” speaker, Chicago Women in STEM Initiative, April 7, 2021.
    • “Filing Considerations for PTAB Petitions on Biologic Patents Relating to COVID-19,” co-author, Life Science Leader, March 1, 2021.
    • USPTO et al. v. Booking.com B.V., 140 S. Ct. 2298 (2020), co-author, amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, February 19, 2020.
    • “Reconsidering Parodies in the Eighth Circuit,” author, 102 IOWA L. REV. 317, 2016.
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 2017, Managing Editor of Iowa Law Review, Vol. 102
    • B.A., Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2014, with honors
    • B.B.A., Finance, University of Iowa, 2014, with honors
  • Admissions

    • Illinois
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Languages

    • Chinese (Mandarin)