Emily M. Chilson

(414) 271-7590

Practice Areas

  • Patent
  • Trademark & Copyright

Technology Areas

  • Mechanical Patents


  • Northwestern University (B.S. Civil Engineering, cum laude)
  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

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Emily M. Chilson is a partner and registered patent attorney at Andrus Intellectual Property Law.

Emily focuses her practice on domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement.  She researches patentability and infringement issues, and provides clients with counseling and written patentability and clearance opinions accordingly. Utilizing her own engineering foundation, Emily often helps clients brainstorm ways that new product designs can be fine-tuned to work around existing intellectual property rights.

A good portion of Emily's patent experience includes mechanical technologies, including engines and related control systems, transportation-related equipment and sub-systems, machinery used in the paper industry, pumps and circuits, metal cutting machines, and retail merchandising assemblies. Emily also focuses her practice on obtaining both utility and design patent protection for wearable apparel and consumer packaged goods.

Emily joined the firm after receiving a juris doctor degree from Marquette University Law School (summa cum laude). While at Marquette, Emily served as technology editor of the Marquette Law Review, the same journal in which she published her article "Patent Term Adjustment and Terminal Disclaimers: Are the Terms of Patents Being Decided Ad Hoc?" in the fall of 2010. 

Prior to attending Marquette, Emily obtained a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Northwestern University (cum laude). She then worked for a local surveying and engineering company before beginning a career in law.

Emily is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Wisconsin and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Wisconsin Bar Association.