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Bradley A. Ullrick

Intellectual Property & Business Development Manager


Brad Ullrick leads the JCESR partner set resources in identifying, developing, and closing patent transactions; developing and implementing go-to-market strategies; and engaging external prospects and negotiating deals to closure. Within the JCESR Intellectual Property Licensing team, Ullrick works with a broad cross section of research, engineering, business, finance, and legal professionals to close patent transactions that realize the best strategic and financial value for intellectual property assets across the JCESR partner set.

Brad is a registered patent attorney, and has been at Argonne since January 2007. Prior to his current position with the JCESR, he was a Senior Attorney for Intellectual Property in Argonne’s Legal Department. In this role, Ullrick was engaged in all aspects of transactional intellectual property at the Lab, including review and negotiation of nondisclosure agreements, license agreements, procurement agreements, and sponsored research agreements. He also negotiated partnership agreements and intellectual property management plans for the Lab’s engagement in large-scale consortia.

Prior to joining Argonne, Ullrick clerked for the Honorable Justice Margaret Stanton McBride of the Illinois Appellate Court. He was also Associate Attorney at Barnes and Thornburg LLP.


  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., U.S.A., 2001
  • B.A., Communications and Political Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill., U.S.A., 1997

Awards, Honors & Memberships

  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Editor in Chief, The Journal of Computer and Information Law, The John Marshall Law School, 1999-2000