Oluwafemi Masha

“The goal is to always provide high-quality, cost-effective legal services to clients and the firm, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.”

Oluwafemi (Femi) Masha’s practice focuses broadly on patent, trademark, and copyright issues for clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemicals, energy, and agricultural sectors. He leverages his previous experience as a chemist to bring real-world and industry perspective to the protection of his clients’ innovations.
Femi knows that keeping an open mind and staying on top of industry developments will enable him to think forward for clients. A native of Chicago, he volunteers his time with the Fair Housing legal Support Center & Clinic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Public Interest law Initiative (PILI), of which he is an alumnus. He also enjoys swimming and basketball—and recently took up running.
  • J.D.
    The George Washington University Law School, 2015
  • B.S., Chemistry
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Experience | Overview
  • Femi worked as a patent examiner for the USPTO while attending The George Washington University Law School Law school, where he was a three-time recipient of the Sidney B. Williams Intellectual Property Scholarship. As a patent examiner, he reviewed both foreign and domestic patents to determine the claimed scope of protection, researched relevant technologies, and composed office actions on patentability.
  • Since transitioning from a career in chemistry and joining Brinks, Gilson and Lione, Femi has gained substantial experience in copyright litigation.
  • Femi worked as a chemist at Corn Products International, where he was a lead researcher in the Alexander Scheeline Chemistry Research Group.
Experience | Civic Activities
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Fellowship, May 2015-August 2015
Big Brother Big Sisters of America, Mentor, 2010-Present
Experience | Clerkships & Internships
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Chicago
Judicial Intern to Chief Judge Radar, May 2014-July 2014
Forward Thinking
July 31, 2017

In late June 2017, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) co-sponsored and introduced in the U.S. Senate the Support Technology and Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience  Patents Act of 2017...

in the media
February 06, 2017
On February 6, 2017, Femi Masha was mentioned in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for speaking at the African Tech Summit. Please click here to read more.
in the media
June 17, 2016
On June 17, 2016, IP Frontline published an article entitled, “Never Late is Better: PTAB Denies Petitioners Motion in IPR After Missing Filing Deadline By Minutes” written by Oluwafemi Masha, Kent E. Genin and Jennifer Fox.  Please ...
June 14, 2016

On May 23, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying motions...

in the media
January 11, 2016

On January 11, 2016 Jafon Fearson and Femi Masha were both mentioned in ChicagoLawyer regarding their joining ...

Press Releases & Events
January 25, 2017

CHICAGO— Femi Masha, an attorney at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, was a ...

October 18, 2016

CHICAGO—For the second year in a row, attorneys from intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione...

September 25, 2015
CHICAGO—Four attorneys have joined intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione as associates this month, as the firm continues to add talent, maintaining its position as one of the nation’s largest IP boutiques. Attorneys ...
  • Sidney B. Williams Intellectual Property Scholarship
  • Anthony L. Lapinskas Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Law School Achievement Scholarship
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2011-Present
  • Minorities In Large Law Firms
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