Sorling Northrup Attorneys at Law

Amber N. Sanges

Sorling Northrup Law Offices

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 200
P.O. Box 5131
Springfield, IL 62705

Phone 217.544.1144
Fax 217.522.3173


121 West Wacker Drive
Suite 1108
Chicago, IL 60601

Amber N. Sanges

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
– B.S. in Biological Sciences, 2011
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
– M.L.S., Certificate in Health Law & Policy, 2013
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
– J.D, 2017, Intellectual Property Specialization




Business Advising
Contract Preparation
Intellectual Property




Amber N. Sanges, an Auburn, Illinois native, joined Sorling Northrup upon graduation from law school in 2017 and was admitted to practice law in Illinois that same year. Ms. Sanges interned at Sorling Northrup in the summer of 2016. As part of her practice, she is involved in commercial transactions to protect clients’ assets in the area of intellectual property.

Ms. Sanges provides a wide range of intellectual property services, including counseling, availability determinations, validity and infringement analyses, registration, licensing and a full continuum of services in such areas as trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secrets. More specifically, she is involved in preparing legal documents, reviewing company policies regarding intellectual property, and preparing trademark documents, licensing agreements, service agreements, transfer agreements and other contracts or agreements as necessary.

While in law school at Southern Illinois University, Ms. Sanges researched current patent-law issues while working as Research Assistant for Professor Ryan T. Holte, who was recently nominated as Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. She also interned with the Office of Technology Transfer for Southern Illinois University, assisting with patent prosecution, prior art research, academic disclosure review, and technology licensing.

Ms. Sanges was also Note Editor and Comment Editor of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and published two articles: Rolling with the Punches since 1793: The Patent System Before and After Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2107 (2013), 41 S. ILL. U. L.J. 305 (2017); and Earth to Congress—The Pharmaceutical Patent System is Broken—Pharma Patents Need Their Own Set of Rules, 41 S. ILL. U L.J. 93 (2016).

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