Chad A. Kamler


Chad A. Kamler is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Kamler has experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in a variety of technical fields including wearable computing devices, signal processing, medical devices, software, aerospace, home audio systems, robotics, power systems, renewable energy systems, automotive technologies, fire suppression systems, building materials and methods, telecommunication, materials formation and characterization, semiconductors, shape memory alloys, and photovoltaic, magnetic, and piezoelectric materials. He also conducts legal research and provides technological expertise in support of validity, infringement, and patentability analyses, and litigation matters.

Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Kamler served as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied thin film photovoltaic materials deposited in high-vacuum environments. Mr. Kamler was also a systems engineer at Continental Fire Sprinkler Company where he designed fire sprinkler systems meeting customer and regulatory requirements using drafting and hydraulic calculation software.


  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law,

    with High Distinction

  • M.S., University of Nebraska,

    Electrical Engineering

  • B.S., University of Nebraska,

    Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Nebraska


  • Order of the Coif
  • Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor
  • CALI Awards in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Accounting for Lawyers
  • McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Excellence in Legal Writing Award

Published Articles

C.A. Kamler, R.J. Soukup, N.J. Ianno, J.L. Huguenin-Love, J. Olejnicek, S.A. Darveau, C.L. Exstrom, “Thin Films Formed by Selenization of CuInxB1-x Precursors in Se Vapor,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 93, 45-50 (2008).

J. Olejnicek, C.A. Kamler, S.A. Darveau, C.L. Exstrom, L.E. Slaymaker, A.R. Vandeventer, N.J. Ianno, R.J. Soukup, “Formation of CuIn1-x AlxSe2 thin films studied by Raman scattering,” Thin Solid Films 519 (2011) 5329-5334.

J. Olejnicek, C.A. Kamler, A. Mirasano, A.L. Martinez-Skinner, M.A. Ingersoll, C.L. Exstrom, S.A. Darveau, J.L. Huguenin-Love, M. Diaz, N.J. Ianno, R.J. Soukup, “A non-Vacuum Process for Preparing Nanocrystalline CuIn1-xGaxSe2 Materials Involving an Open-air Solvothermal Reaction,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 94, 8-11 (2010).

R.J. Soukup, P. Prabukanthan, N.J. Ianno, A. Sarkar, C.A. Kamler, and D.G. Sekora, “Formation of Pyrite (FeS2) Thin Films by Thermal Sulfurization of DC Magnetron Sputtered Iron,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 29, No. 1, (2011).

C.A. Zuhlke, D.R. Alexander, John C. Bruce III, N.J. Ianno, C.A. Kamler, and W. Yang, “Self Assembled Nanoparticle Aggregates from Line Focused Femtosecond Laser Ablation,” Optics Express 18, 4329-4339 (2010).

J. Olejnicek, S.A. Darveau, C.L. Exstrom, R.J. Soukup, N.J. Ianno, C.A. Kamler and J.L. Huguenin-Love, “Problems with synthesis of chalcopyrite CuIn1-xBxSe2,” Materials Science Forum 609, 33-36 (2009).