Olivia Luk Bedi

Olivia Luk Bedi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
 | 2 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-269-1720
Fax: 312-750-6439
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Chinese-Cantonese
Attorney Profile

Olivia Luk Bedi is recognized as one of the premier intellectual property trial lawyers in the country, representing individuals and corporations in high profile federal and state cases.  Olivia has proven herself as an experienced litigator and a trusted advisor to her clients.

Olivia has tried patent infringement jury trials at the Northern District of Illinois as well as a federal trademark infringement case in the Ninth Circuit in Phoenix, Arizona.  Olivia has briefed and argued a patent appeal at the Federal Circuit.  Olivia represented Silvonus Shannon, a Chicago high school student charged with first degree felony murder in the high-profile case of People v. Shannon.  The case received national attention after a videotape of the beating went viral.  After defending him in the jury trial, Olivia went on to file a number of appeals in the case.  To date, she has not given up on him and remains close with his family. 

Olivia has been recognized by numerous professional organizations locally and nationally: Best Lawyers in America 2018; DiversityMBA Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders 2018; Illinois Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation 2014-2018; “Rising Star" in Intellectual Property Litigation from 2009-2013; Emerging Lawyer in Illinois 2015; "40 under Forty Top Lawyers in Illinois" in 2014; Managing Intellectual Property Magazine's 2014 Top 250 Women IP Attorneys List; and YWCA's New Look of Leadership 2014 Fashion Show at Macy's.  Olivia was awarded the American Inns of Court Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service in 2011. She also received the first "Linn Inn Alliance Distinguished Service Medal" that year. 

In the area of professional service, Olivia co-founded the Richard Linn American Inn of Court in Chicago and is a Past-President.  She currently serves as Executive Director. She co-founded LIPS (Ladies in IP Society) to promote mentoring and networking among the female IP bar in Chicago.  Olivia also serves on leadership committees for the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the prestigious Economic Club of Chicago.

Olivia is also active in civic matters: she founded the Chicago Founders Council of the American Writers Museum and serves of the Board of the museum; she is a former member of the Board of the Chicago Inventors Organization, and the Heshima Kenya Fashion Show Committee dedicated to helping refugee women and children in Nairobi.

Olivia received a Chemistry degree from the Georgia Institute in Technology in 2000. She received her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law in 2005.  Olivia was also a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office for five years in the area of semiconductor manufacturing.

About Olivia Bedi

Admitted: 2006, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.ngelaw.com/obedi/

Honors/Awards:

  • The American Inns of Court has established the Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service honoring an American Inn of Court member in practice ten or fewer years for excellence in public interest or pro bono activities. The purpose of the Award is to honor an Inn member each year for exemplary service and to honor Justice O'Connor for being the paragon of professional service throughout her distinguished career while exemplifying legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. This award will be presented to Olivia Luk at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States hosted by Associate Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor on Saturday, November 5, 2011, Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service, American Inns of Court, 2011
  • Nominated by peers and chosen by Law Bulletin as 40 under Forty Top Lawyers in Illinois in 2014., 40 under Forty Top Lawyers in Illinois, Law Bulletin, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Federal Circuit Bar Association Membership Chair
  • The Jenner & Block Report - Contributor
  • Membership Committee
  • Founder and Past-President of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court, 2006
  • The Federal Circuit Bar Association George Hutchinson Writing Competition - Judge
  • iSciTech, Board Member, 2012
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago - Member
  • The Federal Circuit Bar Association Monthly Case Digest - Contributor

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Organization of Chinese Americans Greater Chicago - Vice President, 2009
  • The Street Law Program, 2008
  • Board Member
  • Partnership to Advance and Educate Kids - Mentor, 2006
  • Step Up Women's Network - member, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panelist for Intellectual Property discussion group highlighting the latest issues in intellectual property loaw alongside Karen B. Leetzow, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, NASCAR and Gabriel Groisman, Coffey Burlington, PL., Panelist, Practicing Law in an Interconnected World: Exploring Trends and Opening Dialogue" Recents Trends in Patent Law, 2010
  • Illinois Paralegal Association's Fall Education Conference in Chicago, Illinois., Speaker, "In re Bilski - End of an Era?", 2009
  • Panelist for discussion at Jenner & Block on "Developing a Network.", Panelist, Developing a Network, 2009
  • Panelist on Careers in IP Seminar for the Chicago Bar Association to give an overview of my career path and discuss interview and resume tips, most challenging/most enjoyable parts of my employment history, and why I became interested in IP., Panelist, Careers in IP , 2010

Educational Background:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, BS Chemistry, 2000

Articles about Olivia Luk Bedi appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Olivia Luk Bedi

2 North LaSalle Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602

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Last Updated: 11/15/2018

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