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Bilal H. Adra

Bilal focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution of software and internet technology matters. He received his B.S. (magna cum laude) in Computer Science from North Central College (2016) and his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Illinois College of Law (2019). While attending the University of Illinois College of Law, Bilal received the Joseph M. Barich Excellence in Patent Law Award and the Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, both in 2019.

Before joining Seed IP, Bilal served four years as a software developer at CreateASoft, Inc in Aurora, IL. He designed, developed, and implemented cryptography and web-based systems to manage, assign, maintain, and verify software licenses. He also developed software to monitor RFID readers and log RFID tags into a database for real-time tracking of equipment and products.

Bilal has also served as a law clerk and summer associate at several law firms in Illinois, working on numerous patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation matters.

University of Illinois College of Law - J.D. (cum laude) 2019
North Central College - Computer Science - B.S. (magna cum laude) 2016


Bilal is admitted to the Illinois State Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA).

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