Randy Micheletti

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Incubate IP
Randy Micheletti
Incubate IP

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2009

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
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366 Pembroke Lane
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Visit website


The founder and president of the Illinois-based firm Incubate IP, Randy Micheletti is an intellectual property attorney known for assisting his clients in securing patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and handling deal negligence. He is passionate about helping startups and provides his service to companies and professionals across Chicago and nationwide and represents them before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, Mr. Micheletti earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry in 1998 and later his master’s degree from the University of Pittsburg in 2001. After working as a product manager and education coordinator for half a decade, he enrolled in the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology and received his Juris Doctor in 2009. He was inducted into the Order of the Coif for excelling in his legal studies.

Before establishing his firm, Mr. Micheletti gained experience as an associate attorney at several esteemed organizations based out of Chicago.

Whether it’s acquiring a new company or securing a patent for the company’s new technology, Mr. Micheletti brings his A-game to the table to help out his clients. He understands how important it is to patent and copyright products and technology on time and thereby protecting a company’s service and ensuring that the technology remains unique to them. He works tirelessly to ensure that his client’s IP portfolio is well built, maintained and managed properly.

Mr. Micheletti serves as an adjunct professor at his alma mater in his spare time and is a court-appointed guardian ad litem at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Practice areas

Intellectual Property

Focus areas

Copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, Patents, Trademarks

  • 100% Intellectual Property

First Admitted: 2009, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.incubateip.com/about/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois, 2009 to Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2011 - Present
  • US Patent & Trademark Office, 2003 - Present
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • StemCells, Inc. v. Neuralstem, Inc., case no. AW-08-1173 (D. Md.)
  • Mach 1, LLC v. Adaptisoft LLC, case no. 5:21-cv-114 (W.D. Texas) 
  • Umbrella Baby LLC v. ABCD Capital, LLC, case no. 18-cv-5408 (N.D. Ill.)
  • In the Matter of Certain Cartridges for Electronic Nicotine Delivery, case no. 337-TA-1141 (U.S. Int’l Trade Comm’n)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • American Chemical Society, Member
  • Fox Valley Music Consortium
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT), Alumni Board, Coach, Mentor
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Board, President-elect
  • Union League Club of Chicago Brass Band, principal trumpet
  • Guardian ad Litem, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Educational Background:
  • University of Pittsburgh, M.S., Organic Chemistry, 2001
  • Augustana College, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude: Chemistry (Biochemistry), 1998
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Patent infringement lawsuits place over $15 billion in corporate assets at risk each year. Compensatory damages for infringement--often exceeding $10 million per suit--may be enhanced when the patentee proves, by clear and convincing evidence, that the defendant willfully infringed the patent. Willful infringement has traditionally been a subjective inquiry, but the Federal Circuit recently adopted an objective standard in In re Seagate Technology. The court delegated responsibility for development of the new standard to future cases. Because the financial stakes are high and willfulness is alleged in nearly all patent infringement suits, uniform application of the new standard is highly desirable for district courts and its litigants, Author, Willful Patent Infringement After In re Seagate: Just What is "Objectively Reckless" Infringement?, 84 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 975, Patent Litigation, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Vol. Judge, Music Dept. Advocate, Augustana College (Illinois)
  • “Trifluoromethyl- and Methyl-Substituted (E)-Olefins Within Alanyl-Alanine Dipeptides: Peptide Bond Isosteres” (2001)
  • Willful Patent Infringement After In re Seagate: Just What is “Objectively Reckless” Infringement?, 84 CHI.-Kent L. Rev. 975 (2010)
  • “From the Lab to the Patent Office to the Marketplace: The Ownership and Commercialization of Chemical Inventions,” Am. Chem. Soc’y 241st Nat’l Meeting & Exposition (2011)
  • “American Horror Story, Small Business Edition: A Company Possessed by High Legal Fee Demons,” 2017 Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting, Am. Chem. Soc’y (June 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “Everything You Need To Know About Intellectual Property Law: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law for the Small Business Owner,” Crain’s 10th Annual Small Business Week (2019)
  • “Is Your IP Ready for Exit? Paving the Way for Smooth and Economical Deals,” Marketplace Risk Conference (2021)
  • Co-Presenter with Peter Holz (Aon Corp.), “IP Development to Exit: Avoiding Mistakes & Insurance Issues; Leveraging, IP for Collateral,” Marketplace Risk Conference (2021)
  • “Legal, Insurance & Financial Services for Startups IRL,” Univ. Illinois at Chicago Co.Starters Inaugural Cohort (2021)
  • “Intellectual Property Primer: (Almost) Everything Startups Should Know about IP,” Illinois Institute of Technology Kaplan Institute (2021)
  • Adjunct Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT)
  • In recognition of your commitment to pro bono and your efforts to further Chicago Volunteer Legal Services' mission to provide equal access to justice, Guardian ad Litem of the Year, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Chemistry
  • Materials
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Startups

Office location for Randy Micheletti

366 Pembroke Lane
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone: 312-600-5412


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