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Francesca M. Cardillo

Fax +1.312.827.8000
Francesca Cardillo is an associate at the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. Cardillo focuses her practice on a variety of transactions to facilitate the effective management, transfer, and commercialization of intellectual property. She has drafted, analyzed, and counseled clients regarding software development and software as a service agreements; patent, trademark and copyright licenses; distribution and equipment trial agreements; and confidentiality and settlement agreements. She has served clients ranging from multinational chemical manufacturing corporations and international online retailers to nonprofit organizations. She has also counseled corporate clients and outside counsel regarding trademark enforcement and litigation and due diligence for stock and asset purchase agreements.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cardillo served as an intellectual property transactions associate for a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Chicago. She has also served as a legal intern to the Honorable Justice Steven H. David of the Indiana Supreme Court.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chicago Women in IP, Mentoring Circles Committee Co-Chair
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Association of University Technology Managers