Cory focuses on patent-related aspects of intellectual property law in both the United States and abroad. His practice includes the analysis of patentability, patent infringement and patent validity, as well as performing due diligence patent portfolio reviews for clients in a broad range of technology fields. Cory’s experience also includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a number of diverse technology fields, including the Internet, computer software, distributed computing, telecommunications, medical hardware and software, athletic equipment, business methods and the mechanical arts.

In addition to intellectual property prosecution and counseling, Cory counsels clients in brand management compliance. His experience includes reviewing proposed marketing and advertising materials for compliance with a consistent core brand image, copyright and trademark rights. The unique and critical interplay of intellectual property rights, advertising laws and regulations, and brand management concepts demand a specialized knowledge set that Cory provides.

Before joining Shook, Cory received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa, where he used his experience as a licensed pilot working for the university’s Operator Performance Laboratory to research synthetic vision systems in a flying environment. He also worked as a manufacturing engineer at a custom manufacturing facility that specialized in sewn, sealed and thermoformed products, and gained experience in the financial services industry as a Series 7 Registered Representative for a broker-dealer. In addition, Cory has developed a number of Internet-based services from concept to launch, handling all aspects including design, development and marketing. These diverse, yet complementary, experiences provide Cory with a broad and valuable perspective when providing intellectual property oriented legal services.


Artificial Intelligence Concerns for Manufacturers, National Association of Manufacturers Webinar, October 12, 2017.

"Look Ma, No Hands!" The Road Ahead for Autonomous and Connected Technologies, Update of the Law CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, June 22, 2017 (with Siena Caruso, H. Grant Law and Mayela Montenegro).

Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Implementations, Shook, Hardy & Bacon CLE, Chicago, Illinois, 2017.