Jeffrey M. Cikalo

phone: 630-286-7600

Jeffrey is an attorney practicing primarily in the areas of patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling. He has experience in many aspects of patent prosecution, including technology areas such as mechanical and electromechanical devices including consumer household appliances, lighting, aerospace, transportation systems, and in the chemical arts.

Prior to joining McCracken & Gillen, Jeffrey worked as Legal Counsel for a global consumer appliances company where he restructured and maintained its extensive trademark and patent portfolio in addition to providing legal counseling on day-to-day operations.

Jeffrey received his B.A. in Chemistry (with Honor) from Michigan State University, where he was a member of the Honors College, Academic Scholars Program, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Jeffrey studied law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During law school, Jeffrey served as an Administrative Editor for the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, and worked for a global healthcare company as a competitive intelligence intern.

In addition, Jeffrey is pursuing a Masters Program in Computer Science at the University of Chicago.


J.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Chemistry, Michigan State University

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office