Greg Reilly

Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law, Associate Dean for Scholarship and Faculty Development

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.


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


The Justiciability of Cancelled Patents, 79 Washington & Lee Law Review 253 (2022)

Power Over the Patent Right, 95 Tulane Law Review 211 (2021)

The Complicated Relationship of Patent Examination and Invalidation, 69 American University Law Review 1095 (2020)

Amending Patent Claims, 32 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 1 (2018).

Decoupling Patent Law, 97 Boston University Law Review 551 (2017).

Patent "Trolls" and Claim Construction, 91 Notre Dame Law Review 1045 (2016).

Forum Selling, 89 Southern California Law Review 241 (2016) (with Daniel M. Klerman).

Linking Patent Reform and Civil Litigation Reform, 47 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 179 (2015).

Aggregating Defendants, 41 Florida State University Law Review 1011 (2014).

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J.D. Certificate Program in Intellectual Property Law


Civil Procedure; Courts and Judges; Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law