Roland Casillas focuses his practice on patent prosecution and portfolio management. Roland is a former primary patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and has over 10 years of experience focused on computer, electrical, and software technologies. He utilizes the knowledge base of patent prosecution to determine complex patentability issues.

During his time at the USPTO, Roland determined patentability of applications covering various technologies, including graphical user interfaces (GUI), document processing, vehicle controls and navigation, and autonomous vehicles. He applies his wealth of knowledge of the USPTO’s examination process to efficiently navigate and find a solution that may arise during patent prosecution.

* Admitted only in IL. Practice limited to matters and proceeding before federal courts and agencies.


  • Former primary patent examiner.
  • 10 years of experience at the USPTO.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • The University of Illinois Chicago Law School, J.D., 2013
  • The University of St. Thomas, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2009

Professional Recognition

  • USPTO Bronze Medal Award, 2020


  • Author. “Book Review: A Triumph of Genius,” JPTOS Blog, March 5, 2015.