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Greg Reilly

Title/s:  Visiting Professor of Law

Email: greilly3@luc.edu

CV Link: Greg Reilly CV


Greg Reilly is an Associate Professor of Law at Illinois Tech Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Reilly's research and teaching interests are at the intersection of intellectual property and federal courts/procedure, with a particular focus on how institutions and decision makers resolve patent disputes. His projects have focused on the fit between patent doctrines and the relevant decision makers; differences between patent examination and invalidation; patent claim construction; and the efforts of district courts to attract patent cases. Professor Reilly's work has been published in the Boston University Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Notre Dame Law Review. At Chicago-Kent, Professor Reilly teaches Patent Law and Civil Procedure. 

Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Professor Reilly held a tenure-track appointment at California Western School of Law and was a Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He previously spent five years as an associate in the San Diego office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he had extensive appellate and district court experience litigating patent, trademark, complex commercial, and products liability cases.

After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, Professor Reilly clerked for Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Reilly received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Georgetown University. Between college and law school, he taught 7th grade with Teach for America in eastern North Carolina. Aside from the law, Professor Reilly's other two passions in life are his family—his wife, Erin, and two children—and basketball, especially the Georgetown Hoyas and Chicago Bulls.


J.D., Harvard Law School
A.B., Georgetown University

Program Areas

Intellectual Property
Patent Law
Civil Litigation

Courses Taught

Civil Procedure