Vangelis Economou is a partner of Economou IP Law, Chicago, Illinois starting October, 2009. His practice extends to all aspects of IP and related matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secret and unfair competition matters. He has a working knowledge in a great number of technical fields, both scientific and industrial. His experience in IP for well over 20 years began at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he was an Examiner in Optoelectronics. His later employment included patent attorney for a major aerospace corporation and in a patent law firm outside Washington, DC. Upon returning to Chicago in 1988, Van was employed by Kinzer, Plyer, Dorn and McEachran, the firm that had been Markey, Plyer and McEachran until Judge Markey took up his post as Chief Judge of the then US Circuit Court of Patent Appeals. Following stints at other Chicago area firms, the Economou IP Law office was formed to better and more efficiently service its clients.
Van obtained his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, where he presently serves on the adjunct faculty. He earned his B.A. Degree in Physics at The University of Chicago, where he also completed the courses for a B.A. Degree in Chemistry.