Tareq Alosh is an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on complex litigation, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement disputes. Tareq has extensive experience in a range of technologies, including medical devices, industrial equipment, nanotechnology, composites, oil and gas processing, and thermal control devices.

Before joining Kirkland, Tareq had a significant career working 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 and quality nominee. Tareq has also clerked for the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he drafted briefs and mooted arguments for cases before federal courts of appeals. He has also performed research in the thermal and nanotechnology labs at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, for which he was named a John Mather Nobel Scholar.

Tareq also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has litigated civil rights cases—including habeas petitions, and housing and employment discrimination suits—before federal and state trial courts and administrative agencies.



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., Mechanical Engineering
  • Catholic University of AmericaB.M.E., Mechanical Engineeringsumma cum laude

    Ranked First in Class

    Anthony J. Scullen Award Recipient

    C.C. Chang Award Recipient