Anthony Hao


Practices & Industries:

Utility Patent, Design Patent, IP Counseling and Transactions

Contact Information:

(312) 667-6287


Anthony Hao is an associate at Irwin IP. Anthony’s practice primarily focuses on patent litigation.

Representative Matters

Some of the matters on which Anthony has worked and his specific responsibilities include:

  • Part of a team that favorably resolved a design patent dispute for a Fortune 500 company against a multinational conglomerate manufacturer of automobiles in the Central District of California
    • Researched and analyzed complex legal issues related to design patent law and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    • Conducted extensive prior art search using both online resources and physical media
    • Worked with prior art experts to develop invalidity arguments
    • Drafted motion for leave to amend, multiple motions to compel and the memoranda in support of these motions
    • Worked with e-discovery vendor to receive, review, and organize document productions
    • Provided support for deposition proceedings
  • Part of a team representing a Fortune 500 company in multiple design patent litigations in the Northern District of Illinois
    • Research and analyze complex legal issues related to design patent law
    • Conduct extensive prior art search
    • Participate in e-discovery review
  • Represented and obtained a favorable settlement for a restaurant equipment supplier against its manufacturer regarding an indemnification dispute
    • Drafted mediation statement and prepared relevant exhibits
    • Participated in mediation

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of California (Pro Hac Vice)

Prior Experience

Before joining Irwin IP, Anthony worked for a boutique patent firm that focuses on patent licensing and litigation. During his time at that firm, Anthony worked on many patent licensing matters on behalf of both domestic and international clients, covering a wide range of technologies including mechanical devices, search engines, media streaming, LED lights, and cameras. As a result, he has extensive experience in drafting claim charts and responses to invalidity challenges. He also provided crucial support in negotiating a patent license with a Fortune 500 company on behalf of a European client.

As a student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Anthony worked at the IP Law Clinic where he provided patentability opinions on inventions related to software applications, mechanical devices, and gaming. While in law school, Anthony served on Chicago-Kent Law Review and Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. He was a member of the Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Law Society. Anthony is also the recipient of the Chicago-Kent Certificate in Intellectual Property Law.

Prior to law school, Anthony earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from University of Minnesota with a focus on pre-pharmacy studies. He has extensive work experience in retail, clinical, and specialty pharmacies.

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago


Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2021

University of Minnesota­––Twin Cities, College of Science and Engineering, 2016

  • B.S. in Chemistry
  • Minor in History





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