Bradley H. Valenzo



Bradley Valenzo prepares and prosecutes utility applications before the USPTO across a wide range of technical fields. Most recently, Brad has been involved with preparation of applications related to machine learning, neural network models for image processing, distributed computing systems, network switching and packet processors for Wi-Fi, hybrid vehicle technologies, and software user interfaces.

Brad also contributes on trade compliance matters when key technical features of individual subcomponents are vital to providing sound legal advice. He has provided analysis and research for country of origin determinations for passive and active fiber optic telecommunication devices, including wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) devices, line cards and optical isolators.

Brad enjoys learning new technologies, leveraging his patent prosecution experience and personal drive to understand how things work. Brad’s earlier experience with patents includes digital imaging devices and lens systems, wireless infrastructure for 3G and LTE wireless networks, fiber optic acoustic sensors, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), accelerometers, inertial navigation systems, and semiconductor fabrication.

In addition to U.S. prosecution, Brad also drafts responses and coordinates with foreign legal counsel for prosecution in Europe, China, Japan, Korea and other foreign patent offices. He also provides support for patent litigation, including non-infringement and invalidity analysis.

Brad came to the firm as a patent agent while earning his law degree.

Related Services


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


The John Marshall Law School
J.D. Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (2015)

Purdue University
B.S. in Computer Engineering (2001)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Brad assists clients with family law cases through the firm’s partnership with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Patent Law, 2024
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
Awards Methodology
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