About

Our Mission Statement:


To maintain the highest ethical standards of professional services; to create a positive impact on our community; and to provide superior-quality legal services for our clients in the protection of their civil rights, and intellectual property, and goodwill.

To approach our client’s interest with passion and tenacity tempered with a fresh perspective and a measured course.

To actively seek betterment through feedback, critique, legal experience, development, and adaptation for our legal practice.





Genna S. Hibbs

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Genna S. Hibbs

Bar Membership:

Illinois
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships:

Chicago Bar Association
Woodstock Chamber of Commerce
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
National Association of Patent Practitioners
Illinois State Bar Association

Committee/Program Work:

Education:

Gonzaga University School of Law
Juris Doctor conferred, Cum Laude, May 2011

University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Genetics, December 2004
Bachelor of General Studies in English Literature, December 2004



Genna is a multi-faceted professional, with small-business roots and a background in both hard science and research/writing. Inspired by the collaborative accomplishment of the Human Genome Project and impassioned by her mother’s struggle with Parkinson’s Disease in the US health care system, Genna has been fascinated with the potential of biotechnology and genetic research in treating and preventing illness, and focused on the potential for regulatory mechanisms to increase patient access to cutting-edge health care technology.

Genna took her first job at 16, working for small businesses, large corporations, and government agencies throughout high school and college. After completing her undergraduate degrees, Genna excelled for three years as the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Laboratory Technician for a biomedia processing facility in Lenexa, Kansas. She also spent a year in Yoshino Village, Tokushima, Japan, teaching English to junior high school students. In law school, Genna took all courses related to Health Law and Intellectual Property, and competed in the relevant moot court events. Additionally, she interned for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office Torts Division, and held two judicial clerkships: for the Honorable Annette S. Plese of the Spokane County Superior Court in Spokane, Washington, and for the Honorable William R. Fairchild of the Douglas County District Court in Lawrence, Kansas.

Returning to the Midwest, Genna chose the Chicago area to establish her legal career. She has fallen in love with the regional diversity, passion, and pride for supporting local businesses. She also discovered a need for affordable intellectual property and commercial legal services, specifically tailored to small business owners and individuals. On January 1st, 2013, Hibbs Law, LLC was formed.

Since formation, Hibbs Law, LLC has registered trademarks and copyrights, handled TTAB proceedings, assisted entrepreneurs through entity formation, drafted a range of agreements, advised small business owners in maintaining and enforcing their intellectual property, navigated FDA regulatory compliance for medical device manufacturers and HIPPA compliance for health care providers, litigated federal infringement actions for, negotiated settlements and licenses, and acquired registration as a patent attorney. At every turn, Genna’s experiences have been met with satisfaction by her clients, approval by her peers and mentors, and a sense of accomplishment personally and professionally.





Gouthami Vanam

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Gouthami Vanam

Bar Membership:

Illinois

Professional Memberships:

Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Women in Intellectual Property
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago
National Association of Patent Practitioners

Education:

The John Marshall Law School
Juris Doctor conferred, June 2017
Juris Doctor certificate in Intellectual Property Law (Patent Track), conferred in June 2017

Publications:

Gouthami Vanam, Impact of Lexmark Case on Patent Exhaustion, 16 J. Marshall Rev. Intell, Prop. L. 487 (2017).



Despite being an attorney for a little over a year, Gouthami brings in a wide breadth of experience nd diversity to Hibbs Law. Ever since her childhood, Gouthami dreamt of becoming an attorney. To realize her dreams, she migrated from India in 2008. She began her journey to becoming an attorney at William Rainey Community College in Palatine. She initially wanted to get a degree in Business and attend law school soon after. However, at Harper College, she discovered her passion towards Chemistry. She pursued her passion in Chemistry along with her interest in Business Management and graduated with two bachelor’s degrees from University of Illinois at Chicago. Upon receiving the Dean’s Scholarship, she went on to attend The John Marshall Law School.

In law school, she chose the path of Patent Law, and aspired to become a well-rounded attorney upon graduation. To accomplish her goals, she interned at an IP firm and gained valuable experience in FDA, FTC, and EPA compliance matters. In order to understand the judicial process, she externed for Hon. Judge Lyons at the Circuit Court of Cook County. In order to gain practical experience with patent prosecution, she externed at the Jon Marshall Law School’s Patent Clinic. Here, she worked on utility patents under the direct supervision of her professors. She also interned at the Chicago Housing Authority to gain litigation and negotiation experience.

Upon graduation from law school, she taught Expert Learning — Torts for first semester alw students at the John Marshall Law School and worked as an Attorney Law Clerk at the City of Chicago. Here, she honed her negotiation and litigation skills. She went on to work in the Telecommunications industry as a Legal and Regulatory Specialist. In that role, she resolved complex leasing issues pertaining to the communication towers and negotiated Master Attachment Agreements on behalf of telecommunication carriers. She researched, interpreted, and advised on zoning and permitting laws at City and County level for new cellular tower construction. She also assisted the telecom carriers in completing the necessary paperwork for regulatory matters like FAA, FCC, NEPA, to name a few. Despite having an exciting career in Telecom industry, her heart was always in Intellectual Property law. Henceforth, she made a transition to Hibbs Law, LLC. During her short time at Hibbs Law, she already worked on a number of issues pertaining to trade marks, business formations – both LLC and non-profits. She looks forward to meeting all the Hibbs Law clients personally and helping them in any way she can.

 

Mathew Perrone

Mathew Perrone

Mathew Perrone is a Patent Attorney, who has been involved in intellectual property law since 1965. He has been in business for himself since 1978. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with major in chemistry, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Catholic University of America Law School in Washington, D.C.


Among his activities are playing the part of the bailiff in the Kane County Bar Association’s production of INHERIT THE WIND, in 2008. He is a frequent speaker on intellectual property law topics. The audiences include everything from Cub Scouts to college engineering seniors to bar associations to the general public.


He holds the Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International. His Toastmasters membership has been continuous since 1972. Toastmaster Offices held include every club office, area governor and District 30 secretary. Since the District 30 of the Toastmasters clubs for Chicago and some surrounding counties has a district parliamentarian, Mat was appointed to that position for one year.
Prior to going into business for himself, he worked as a patent trainee for one Fortune 500 company, a patent examiner and a patent classifier for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a civilian patent attorney for the United States Navy and patent attorney for another Fortune 500 company.


He is active in community organizations. As chairman or president, he has chaired meetings for his church, a local YMCA, his Toastmaster clubs, and the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce. His knowledge of parliamentary procedure comes from being in one or more Toastmasters Clubs since 1972, and receiving the Distinguished Toastmaster award. His blood donations exceed 130.


Additionally, Matt was chairman of the paralegal advisory committee at Elgin Community College and has taught intellectual property law for a class in the paralegal department at Elgin Community College.


Since admission to the United States Supreme Court Bar requires the signatures of two members, Mat and Judge Gene Notolini signed for the first group of Kane County Bar Association members admitted as part of a Kane County Bar Association trip to Washington, D.C.


Mat was also active with Prairie State Legal Services for McHenry County, and Administer Justice. He served additionally also as a CASA attorney for Kane County. The Prairie State Legal Services of McHenry County Bar Association presented him an award for pro bono service.


Active bar association memberships include the McHenry and Kane County Bar Associations. KCBA committee chairmanships included Public Relations and Intellectual Property Law. He was also on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and a director for the KCBA. Other bar memberships include the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, and the Patent and Trademark Office Society.


Diane, his wife, and Mat have been married for over 53 years and have three children and four grandchildren.





Colleen Carrillo

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Legal/Administrative Assistant


Colleen Carrillo