Robyn Bowland

Senior Attorney

Practices & Industries:

Utility Patent, Design Patent, Other Complex Litigation, IP Counseling and Transactions

Contact Information:

(312) 667-6284

Robyn Bowland joined Irwin IP in June of 2021. She is an intellectual property litigator and counselor with experience in a range of technologies, including computer software, telecommunications, and medical devices.  Robyn litigates all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret, and restrictive covenant disputes in venues across the United States.

In addition to litigation, Robyn also counsels clients regarding freedom-to-operate, patentability, and intellectual property licensing agreements. Prior to joining Irwin IP, Robyn was partner at a large law firm litigating a wide variety of intellectual property disputes across the country.


Rising Star for Intellectual Property (2015-2018)

Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service, Northern District of Illinois and Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (2019)

Illinois Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property (2023, 2024)

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, Chicago Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law
Member, The Richard Linn Inn of Court

Court Admissions

Northern District of Illinois
Eastern District of Michigan
District of Colorado

Prior Experience

Partner, Akerman LLP, Chicago, IL (2014-2021)
Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (2011-2014)
Associate, Brinks, Hofer, Gilson, & Lione (2008-2011)
Adjutant General Officer, United States Army (2000-2005)


University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2008 (magna cum laude)
Winner, 2008 Federal Circuit Bar Association George Hutchinson Writing Competition
United States Military Academy, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Dean’s List, All Semesters


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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