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Sue Lukasik, Esq.


direct: 773.345.8794  main: 773.570.3330  fax: 773.570.3328  

Practice Groups & Technologies: Patent Prep & Prosecution; Patent Counseling & Post-GrantComputers, Software, & Business MethodsElectronics, Semiconductors, & Optics

Mechanical DevicesMedical Devices

Office: Chicago


Sue Lukasik has over three decades of experience as an intellectual property attorney, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the US and abroad, intellectual property portfolio management, licensing, intellectual property transactions, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.


Ms. Lukasik has drafted more than 400 patent applications and prosecuted over 2000 applications covering telecommunications software, hardware, protocols, and networks; user interfaces including touch screen hardware, software, and firmware; MEMS devices; RFIDs; semiconductors; digital and analog circuits; video coding; virtual reality; color gamut mapping; pressure sensors; micro-switches; optical devices; photonics; fiber optics; navigational systems; encryption, authentication, security, and access; software; artificial intelligence; electrical motors; combustion engines; engine and vehicle diagnostics; heat sinks and heat transfer; building controls and automation; lighting; and renewable energy.  Ms. Lukasik enjoys the challenge of tackling new or different technologies.


Ms. Lukasik’s legal experience includes growing and maintaining patent portfolios worldwide through patent harvesting, patent evaluation, patent searching, patent clearances, patent preparation and prosecution, patent valuation, competitive intelligence, and patent litigation management and support.  Her client counseling in transactional areas includes drafting confidentiality, development, services, software, and licensing agreements worldwide.


Creative patent prosecution strategies have resulted in Ms. Lukasik obtaining valuable patents with reduced pendency time, including use of Examiner Interviews and after final approaches, as well as Pre-Appeal Brief practice that advances prosecution without need to file an Appeal.  Ms. Lukasik has authored numerous successful appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.


Many of Ms. Lukasik’s strengths as an attorney originate from leveraging two decades of in-house experience.  Close understanding of client’s needs and intellectual property assets result in advanced intellectual property portfolios with expanded strengths and reduced weaknesses, thereby providing valuable portfolio management and strategy through her expertise.  Having authored and presented numerous classes related to intellectual property to employees from entry engineering positions to executive officers, Ms. Lukasik has developed successful business relationships with clients at all levels and in varied company size.

As an engineer for Motorola, Ms. Lukasik integrated encryption into a two-way radio platform, designed and constructed automated and manual test systems that analyzed custom encrypted integrated circuits (ICs) and identified defective parts in the manufacture and assembly process, performed failure analysis to identify and correct design errors in ICs, including use of an electron microscope.


■ Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, J.D. 1995

■ Illinois Institute of Technology, M.S., Electrical Engineering 1985

■ Illinois Institute of Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering 1984


■ InventionMine LLP

■ Lukasik Law Office

■ Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon


■ EES Inc.

■ Research in Motion/Blackberry Corporation

■ Schneider Electric

■ International Engine Intellectual Property Co. LLC, A Navistar Company

■ Motorola, Inc.


■ Admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Illinois

■ Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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