Tareq Alosh is a litigator and patent attorney in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on patent, trade secret and commercial disputes involving technically complex issues. Tareq provides strategic counsel and litigates cases in courts across the country for clients ranging from large medical device and pharmaceutical companies to tech start-ups. His experience includes trying cases through jury verdicts.

Before joining Kirkland, Tareq had a distinguished career in the federal government. Tareq was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for several years, where he earned his appointment as a Primary Examiner and was designated a technical expert, search expert and quality nominee. Clients frequently call upon Tareq to develop sophisticated case strategies for inter partes review that complement parallel district court litigation, including claims of inequitable conduct and estoppel. In one year alone, Tareq managed over a dozen inter partes reviews alongside active district court litigations.

Tareq has also clerked for the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice and performed research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for which he was named a John Mather Nobel Scholar.



John Mather Nobel Scholar, National Space Grant Foundation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers University Scholar


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude
    Harvard Journal of Law & Technology
  • Catholic University of AmericaM.S.
  • Catholic University of AmericaB.M.E.summa cum laude

    Ranked First in Class

    Anthony J. Scullen Award Recipient

    C.C. Chang Award Recipient