Amy Hammer

With over 15 years of experience, Amy Hammer serves as counsel for KDW clients seeking to maximize their intellectual property value. She collaborates with inventors, attorneys, and business executives to translate ideas and information between these key stakeholders. The resulting output is a cohesive strategy that helps to develop, grow, and maintain patent portfolios.


  • Counsel


  • The John Marshall Law School, JD, Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (2006)
    • The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, Editor
  • Northwestern University, BS, Electrical Engineering (2003)
  • Bar: Illinois
  • Other: United States Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents


  • Financial Technology
  • Electronics
  • Electro-Mechanical Devices
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Antennas
  • Circuits

Notable Legal Expertise

  • Fuse devices
  • Security systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Software-based systems
  • IoT devices and systems
  • Ambient condition detection systems
  • Antennas and control systems
  • Detection and measurement technologies
  • Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
  • Gas Detection Systems

Representative Technological Expertise

  • Composite materials
  • Aerospace
  • Healthcare and surgical devices
  • Consumer products
  • Lighting and lighting control systems
  • Robotics
Prior to joining KDW, Amy managed patent portfolios for clients of all sizes, including large and mid-sized publicly traded and Fortune 500 companies, as well as small, privately owned companies.


  • Husch Blackwell LLP (formerly Welsh & Katz, Ltd.), 2005–2022

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