Clients seek Colin Wright’s expertise in patent preparation and prosecution. Drawing on his more than 15 years of experience in intellectual property law and background in mechanical engineering, Mr. Wright helps clients protect innovations in mechanical and electromechanical technologies, including:

  • Building materials
  • Fluid systems
  • Aerial vehicles
  • Packaging tools and machines
  • Household medical devices
  • Vehicle control systems
  • Mining equipment
  • Microscopes
  • Appliances
  • Automated package handling systems
  • Hydraulic press machines

Additionally, Mr. Wright secures design protection for digital and household designs. He also supports clients by preparing freedom to operate, validity, non-infringement, and patentability opinions.

Mr. Wright is passionate about supporting innovation and received a 2021 Pro Bono Achievement Certificate from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his work with inventors who are part of the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub.

As a member of MBHB’s Prosecution Advisory Committee, Mr. Wright helps to improve client success by optimizing patent prosecution workflows and practices across the firm. He also hosts MBHB’s annual board game night. Outside of work he enjoys running and spending time with his wife and daughters.

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law,

    Cum Laude

  • M.S., Union College,

    Mechanical Engineering

  • B.S., Union College,

    Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude

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


  • Successfully appealed rejections in a series of patent application related to a flagship appliance for a high-end global manufacturer.
  • Helped a Global Fortune 500 building materials company build a portfolio of more than 100 patent families.