Yousuf Ahmed

Yousuf Ahmed


Yousuf offers strategic counseling to advance and protect clients’ interests through intellectual property. Yousuf’s practice involves thoughtfully developing and managing IP portfolios, conducting due diligence, guiding IP transactions, performing freedom-to-operate analysis, as well as preparing and prosecuting patents in the US and internationally. He also assists in post-grant matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and provides strategic analysis in patent litigation matters.

Yousuf’s technical experience spans a wide range of technologies within the biomedical, mechanical, and computer arts, including medical devices, cardiovascular instruments, wearable health monitors, orthopedics, medical imaging, computer-assisted surgical systems, surgical planning, robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, public safety and security, tissue engineering, medical therapeutics, and diagnostic tools.

Bar admissionsIllinoisPennsylvaniaUnited States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Supported businesses in identifying intellectual property, drafting and filing patent applications, and prosecuting applications to issuance in the US and foreign territories.
  • Managed patent portfolios to ensure maintenance of critical assets and adequately protect new assets through patent filings and/or trade secret documentation.
  • Counseled clients regarding intellectual property transactions including reviewing agreements, negotiating terms for sale and/or licensing of IP assets, and conducting due diligence.
  • Advised clients regarding government funding and implications thereof on ownership intellectual property and proprietary data.
  • Performed patentability, freedom to operate, infringement, landscape, and other analyses. Yousuf is a former examiner and patent searcher with extensive expertise in thoroughly and efficiently identifying prior art.
  • Advised clients regarding potential patent disputes, including assessing enforceability and/or infringement of their patents or third-party patents and strategically guiding the dialogue between parties to obtain a positive outcome.
  • Provided litigation assistance regarding patent matters from the perspective of both patentees and alleged infringers.
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Intellectual Property Law (2022, 2024)