Hervé Jacquiau

Hervé Jacquiau, J.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., D.E.A.

Of Counsel

200 West Madison Street
Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Primary Practices

Dr. Hervé Jacquiau focuses his legal practice in the areas of Intellectual Property, Business Development and Research & Development. Formerly a patent agent and technical advisor with the firm, Hervé has years of experience involving patent prosecution and litigation.

His background covers a variety of technologies, particularly biotechnology (e.g. biofuels, fermentation processes); chemical engineering, molecular pharmacology and biochemistry (e.g. pharmaceuticals, biosimilars); cell biology, genetics and microbiology (e.g. biosensors, medical research, oncology); food and biology industries (e.g. wine, antibiotics and antibody production).

Before receiving his law degree, Hervé received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge after investigating the genetic and biochemical features responsible for the biodegradation of toxic pollutants. He developed novel genetic tools to develop biosensors and became co-inventor (U.S. Patent No. 6,849,442). His work contributed to the creation of a biotechnology company that specializes in developing biosensors for the detection and removal of environmental contaminants.

As a postdoctoral research associate at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hervé investigated various mechanisms that regulate cellular sensitivity or resistance to anti-cancer agents. He investigated DNA rearrangements and cell-cycle regulation and highlighted the role of various mechanisms of protein degradation in modulating cellular response to enzyme inhibitors that are commonly used in the treatment of childhood cancer.

Hervé previously worked at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR), where he conducted translational research and developed antibodies to be used in cancer diagnostics or research tools. At the institute, Hervé evaluated scientific innovations and business proposals to develop IP strategies and to expand LIMR’s biotechnology incubators. He subsequently became a business and scientific funding associate in the Department of Business Development.

Hervé contributed to the creation of a novel drug screening facility for drug target validation and drug discovery, as well as a center for the production of human antibodies to be used as medical diagnostics or as novel therapeutics. He collaborated with surgeons and clinicians to develop protocols for clinical trials. Hervé also wrote proposals to attract funding and to promote scientific collaborations.

Earlier in his career, Hervé earned a master of science degree in bioreactor systems and biotechnology. As an undergraduate, he studied biological sciences, as well as the food and biological industries.

Professional History

  • Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present; Patent Agent & Technical Advisor 2015-18
  • Technical Advisor & Patent Agent, Husch Blackwell LLP, 2009-15
  • Business and Scientific Funding Associate, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Department of Business Development, 2008-09
  • Junior Faculty Member: Scientist, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, 2006-07
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, 2000-06


  • Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D. 2017
    • Honors & Activities: CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Client Counseling, Recipient; CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Mergers & Acquisitions, Recipient; CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing III, Recipient; Certificate of Distinction in Strategies in Intellectual Property Law, Recipient; Dean's Honor List (2013-2017). Elective courses: Mergers & Acquisitions; Business Valuation & Financial Statement Analysis; Business Organizations; Corporate Finance; Hedge Funds; Securities Regulation; Personal Income Tax; Strategies in Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law; Copyright Law; Trademarks & Unfair Competition; Food & Drug Law; Client Counseling; Negotiations; Remedies; Regulation of New Technologies; Trial Advocacy. Mandatory courses: Agency and Partnership; Corporations; Contracts; Criminal Law; Civil Procedure; Evidence; Property; Torts; Constitutional Law; Legislation; Legal Writing; Professional Responsibility
  • University of Cambridge, Ph.D., Genetics, 2000
    • Honors & Activities: Marie Curie Research Fellowship, Recipient; Industrial Case Studentship, Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, Recipient
  • University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, M.Sc., Bioreactor Systems, 1995
    • Honors & Activities: Goodwill Ambassadorial Scholarship of the Rotary International, Recipient
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse, D.E.A., Biotechnology, 1995
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, B.Sc.(Hons), Biological Sciences, 1994
  • Paris XII University, D.U.E.T., Applied Biology, 1993
  • Paris XII University, University Institute of Technology, D.U.T., Food and Biological Industries, 1992
Awards & Distinctions

Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2024

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois, 2018


State of Florida, 2019


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2019


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Registration Number: 64976)

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member


Chicago Bar Association, Member


Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member


Marie Curie European Research Fellowship Association, Member


University of Cambridge Alumni Association, Member


University of Manchester/UMIST Alumni Association, Member