11:00 AM to 12:00 PM | June 1, 2021

LSI Trainees Career Talk Series: Christoper Quinn, J.D., and Bryce Pilz, J.D.

This is an internal LSI event.
This interactive session will discuss intellectual property and how it relates specifically to researchers within academia.


Christopher Quinn
Christopher Quinn, J.D.
U-M Center for Entrepreneurship

Christopher Quinn is the founder and managing shareholder of Quinn IP Law and a faculty member with the Center for Entrepreneurship. Chris is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin Law School. His early career work includes research and engineering work at the U-M Physics Department, General Motors and Ford. He has also worked for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Ford Global Technologies Inc, and multiple law firms prior to launching Quinn IP law in 2002. Chris also invests in and advises many tech start-ups and runs a nonprofit with his wife, Karen, which supports poverty-stricken Native American communities.

Bryce Pilz
Bryce Pilz, J.D.
Office of Technology Transfer

Bryce Pilz currently serves as the director of licensing for the U-M Office of Technology Transfer. Bryce supports the licensing staff in working with faculty from around campus to commercialize inventions created at the University of Michigan. He also works with partners from other entrepreneurship-related programs around campus to support technology venture creation and entrepreneurship at U-M. Prior to assuming a leadership role at U-M Tech Transfer, Bryce was a faculty member at the U-M Law School, where he co-founded the Entrepreneurship Clinic and taught courses related to IP strategy and venture capital. Bryce has previously practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and clerked for the Hon. Amy J. St. Eve in the Northern District of Illinois. Bryce received his J.D. from Michigan Law in 2000 and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the U-M in 1997.