Excited Children in Science Class


The ILIPA is proud to support the Chicago Science Fair, providing access to patent attorneys and students who produce a provisional patent application for the First Place Winner.


On Friday, March 18 the Chicago IP Alliance (predecessor of Illinois IP Alliance) participated in the annual Chicago Science Fair at the Museum of Science and Industry. Attorneys, law students, and other volunteers came together to judge the projects presented by high school students in Chicago. As always, awards were given out to three students who showed remarkable creativity and effort.


This year’s first place award went to Nikolaos Koris from Mather High School for his “Machina Walk” project related to a mechanical apparatus that helps individuals with drop foot. Second place was awarded to Sofia Rogel from Von Steuben High School for her “The Big Sick” project related to specialized heating pads for individuals with arthritis. Third place was awarded to Charlotte Ericson and Caroline Rosen from Audubon Middle School for their “Helping Hands” project related to specialized gloves for individuals with trouble gripping objects.