John Haugen, JD
Associate General Counsel
Phone: (847) 491-3630
John joined Northwestern University in 2017 as Associate General Counsel. He is an embedded attorney with Northwestern’s Innovation and New Ventures Office where he advises primarily on Intellectual Property and licensing matters.
Prior to joining Northwestern, John was Senior Counsel of IP at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, USA. At Takeda, he supported IP aspects of business development including due diligence and transactional/agreement work involving acquisitions, spin-outs, in- and out-licenses, divestitures, and research collaborations. His Takeda practice further included marketed product support, Hatch-Waxman litigation, and management of patent prosecution. Before joining Takeda, John was an attorney in private practice in Chicago at the IP law firm Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione working predominantly on patent counseling, prosecution, and litigation.
John received his BS in chemistry from Saint Louis University and JD from Washington University in St. Louis. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.