About

Incubate IP Intellectual Property Lawyers

Our Vision

Incubate IP was formed with one goal in mind: to offer top-quality patent, trademark, copyright, and other intangible asset legal protections for startups.

Our Mission

There are lots of law firms that provide these types of services. But most law firms act a lot like Captain Ahab–always chasing a whale.

Not so at Incubate IP. We are dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in their quests to turn an idea into a company. We don’t want whales, we want passionate clients that are driven to succeed.

The quality of a startup’s intellectual property portfolio can be the difference between a successful launch and complete failure. We know, because we’ve seen both outcomes.

Incubate IP’s attorneys cut their teeth in some of the most prestigious law firms in the world. But our passion for startup companies simply did not fit into those firms’ business plans. Unlike the big firms, Incubate IP offers flexible and customizable fee structures, each designed to offer budget certainty and affordability. We know first-hand how devastating budget surprises can be for a young company.

Randy Micheletti

President & Founder, Incubate IP

Biography

Randy has represented technology clients large and small for over a decade, and has been licensed to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office since 2003. He is passionate about startups, and works tirelessly to build IP portfolios that form core assets for young and growing companies.  He also teaches upper-level courses at Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) as a member of the law school’s adjunct faculty.

An avid trumpet player, Randy regularly performs with various musical groups around the Chicago area in his spare time.

Education

CHICAGO-KENT SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif, 2009

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
M.S., Organic Chemistry, 2001

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE
B.A., Chemistry, 1998

 

Bar Admissions

ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS

  • Adjunct Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT)
  • Guardian ad Litem, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Fox Valley Brass Band, Soprano Cornet
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Board, President

 

2023-2024
SUPER LAWYERS HONOR

Super Lawyers Illinois award

Megha N. Patel

Of Counsel, Incubate IP, Coach NIL

Biography

Megha attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She moved on to attend law school at the Illinois Institute of Technology where she received both her J.D. and Masters in Intellectual Property Management and Markets. During her time in law school, she worked for a boutique IP firm focusing on trademark portfolio management, copyright registrations, and software litigation projects. Prior to joining Incubate IP, Megha worked in contract law, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, statements of work, amendments, and non-disclosure agreements.

Megha enjoys spending her free time traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

CHICAGO KENT SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, Dean’s List, 2016

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Masters in Intellectual Property Management and Markets, 2014

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
B.S., Psychology 2012

 

Bar Admissions

LISA A. ZENGOU, M.D.

Special Projects, Office Administrator

Biography

Lisa is a physician who joined Incubate IP in January 2023. She completed her residency in pathology at Rush University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in cytopathology at McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University. During residency, she also worked briefly at the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner. She is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomical Pathology. Lisa developed an interest in intellectual property through her relationship with Randy over the past 15 years. Her medical background offers a unique perspective on the many biomedical and pharmaceutical projects Incubate IP works on for its clients.

Education

McGAW MEDICAL CENTER OF NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Fellowship in Cytopathology, 2012

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology, 2011

RUSH MEDICAL COLLEGE
M.D., 2007

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, 1999

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE

Board Certified in Anatomical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology

Intellectual Property Lawyers

We help you realize the value of your intellectual property

LICENSED IN ILLINOIS, BEFORE THE U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE, AND THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

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