Olivia Bedi is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigations Groups at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg. She is a trusted advisor on civil litigation matters, especially regarding intellectual property. She has represented individuals and corporations across the country in complex technological matters. She helps clients protect, enforce, and defend intellectual property rights, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks.
An experienced trial lawyer, Olivia has litigated and tried significant cases before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and other federal courts around the country, and has also briefed and argued patent appeals before the Federal Circuit. Before practicing law, Olivia spent five years as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, gaining extensive experience regarding the use of procedures available before the USPTO and is a registered patent attorney.
Olivia is a frequent lecturer and panelist at law schools, conferences and other symposiums across the country. She has been recognized for her legal work including Best Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers Top 50 Women, Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers, Top 250 Women IP Attorneys by Managing IP Magazine, 40 Under Forty, Diversity MBA’s Top 100 under 50 Executive Leaders, The Sandra Day O’Connor Pro Bono Award, and The Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono Award.
Olivia is committed to supporting and mentoring others, especially to help promote diversity and inclusion. Among other interests, she currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Membership Committee for the Economic Club of Chicago; serves as the Executive Director and past President and Founder of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court; serves on both the Local Patent Rules Committee and newly formed Racial Justice Diversity Committee at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and serves on the Board of the American Writers Museum and as Founder and Immediate Past President of its Chicago Council. Olivia is a Women’s Coalition delegate for her firm and organizes events for Ladies in IP Society to support and promote women in the intellectual property community.
Olivia graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in chemistry. She later met her husband at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. When she is not working, Olivia enjoys biking, running and making s’mores with her two children and husband. They live in the city with their beloved pitbull, Chauncey Billups.