Ayhan Mertogul


Registered Patent Attorney

As Project Manager, Ayhan leads our team of over 40 highly trained mechanical arts research professionals that include registered patent
attorneys, patent agents, and individuals with advanced technical degrees. Acting as a liaison between clients and search analysts, he defines the scope and price of searches, directs technologies to the appropriate analysts, and determines customized strategies for client search needs.

Ayhan has managed thousands of searches for Cardinal assisting a wide range of clientele. He has extensive knowledge in mechanical arts, including technologies related to thermal sciences, materials, aircraft, propulsion systems, optics, modeling and simulations, fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, oil and gas drilling, and automotive systems. In addition, his experience as a patent attorney provides a basis for understanding the issues of relevance for each of the different types of searches performed by Cardinal.

Ayhan earned his JD from the John Marshall Law School. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering, and his MS and BS in aeronautical
engineering, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ayhan is currently a United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered Patent Attorney and an active member of the Illinois Bar.

Contact Information

847.905.7122    phone
847.905.7509  direct
847.905.7123    fax



Mechanical Arts


JD John Marshall Law School
PhD Mechanical Engineering
MS Aeronautical Engineering
BS Aeronautical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


USPTO Registered Patent Attorney
Illinois State Bar