Michael A. Carrillo is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg. Mr. Carrillo serves on the firm's Management Committee. A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Mr. Carrillo represents and counsels individuals and corporations on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters, and foreign and domestic patent and trademark protection.
Mr. Carrillo’s experience includes counseling established companies and start-up entities with respect to developing, managing and policing their patent and trademark portfolios. He has also represented large financial and lending institutions in preparing and negotiating licenses for online banking software and technology. In addition, Mr. Carrillo has served as interim legal counsel for the subsidiary of a large, publicly held company, and has drafted various agreements, including software license, outsourcing, web hosting, technology transfer, and distribution and supply agreements.
In 2017, Mr. Carrillo was recognized for his work in trademark law in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Carrillo often speaks to various audiences on topics relating to intellectual property, and he is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Carrillo earned his B.S. from Purdue University in 1993. In 1996, he earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi fraternity. While in law school, Mr. Carrillo was a law clerk for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, and worked closely with intellectual property and emerging technology issues.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Carrillo was a partner in the intellectual property group at Neal Gerber Eisenberg.
Mr. Carrillo is a member of the International Trademark Association, and is on the board of trustees for the Hispanic Lawyer Scholarship Fund of Illinois.