Anthony J. Wenn

Senior Associate


Direct: 312.696.1368

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

Senior Associate Anthony J. Wenn (“AJ”) is a registered patent attorney concentrating his practice in intellectual property, with extensive experience prosecuting, litigating and licensing utility patents. In addition, he is adept at negotiating and drafting research and collaboration agreements, non-disclosure agreements, patent purchase contracts, patent assignments and material transfer agreements for Fortune 100 companies and large universities. AJ also prepares legal opinions related to patentability, infringement, patent validity, and freedom to practice.

AJ has advised and assisted clients in all aspects of trademark prosecution, including conducting comprehensive trademark searches, drafting and filing trademark applications and responding to USPTO Office Actions.

As former Chair of the Intellectual Property Section at the Ohio State Bar Association, AJ oversaw the continuing legal education for over 750 members and advised the Ohio state legislature on the ramifications of various bills impacting intellectual property. Currently, he is a member of the Intellectual Property Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), providing valuable guidance on intellectual property matters to the legal community.

AJ received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky, where was president of the Intellectual Property Law Society and competed on the Moot Court Team.

Prior to joining GCT, AJ worked at both large and boutique law firms, allowing him to gain practical experience assisting companies of all sizes, including startups, mid-tier businesses and multi-national corporations.

Outside of the office, AJ enjoys exercising and attending live comedic and musical performances.


University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2015

  • Giles Rich IP Moot Court, Competitor
  • IP Law Society, President
  • American IP Law Association, Representative

University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S., Biochemistry; Biological Sciences, 2012


Illinois, 2015


Illinois Bar Association

  • IP Section Counsel Member


Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2020 - 2024


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