Lillian R. Cook

Patent Agent I

Lillian R. Cook

Patent Agent I

Lillian Cook brings comprehensive experience in mechanical engineering to her role as a patent engineer in Foley’s Mechanical and Electromechanical Technology Practice, providing crucial support to clients throughout the patent application process. Lillian leverages her background in engineering to work with inventors to draft patent applications and assist in patent prosecution.

Lillian is knowledgeable in a wide range of mechanical, electromechanical, and computer-based technologies including control systems, design, manufacturing and fabrication, equipment and machinery, and oil refining. Further, Lillian has a thorough understanding of process engineering and lean engineering.

Lillian is proud to be involved in Pro Bono work from the beginning of her time at Foley and helping multiple inventors achieve patent protection for their inventions.

Prior to joining Foley, Lillian worked for Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions (GEOS) as part of their co-op program. During her time at Cargill, Lillian planned and implemented a $250,000 capital project to automate chemical addition to heat transfer systems to stabilize water quality and centralized onsite chemicals for safer access during chemical unloading to prevent damage to assets. In addition to her co-op, Lillian was involved in undergraduate research at UW-Madison and Missouri University of Science and Technology. At UW-Madison, Lillian developed electrode sensors by laser cutting a film substrate and sputter depositing gold onto the substrate for electrode sensors in glucose monitoring device research. During her time at Missouri S&T, Lillian conducted experimental tests to determine the optimal parameters for glass additive manufacturing using a CO2 laser and various types of glass, typically soda-lime silicate, to form hermetic seals.