Alexander Karana

Mr. Karana is the founder and principal attorney of Karana IP Law. He has experience in intellectual property and business law matters ranging from music to technology.  He is knowledgeable in automotive, blockchain, cannabis, entertainment, and music industries. Alex comes from a family of small business owners and has a passion for helping small business owners achieve their dreams.  Mr. Karana is a first-generation American whose family is of Chaldean-Assyrian descent.  Chaldean-Assyrians are a Christian minority that originate from Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). Prior to law school, Alex led vehicle transmission developments for brands like Dodge Ram, Jeep Wrangler, Polaris Slingshot, Elio Motors, Toyota Tacoma, and the Chevy Camaro.  During law school, Alex was a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas M. Durkin in the the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Federal District Court. 


  • UIC Law School, J.D. 2020 – Concentration in Intellectual Property Law

    • Editor-in-Chief,  Review of Intellectual Property Law

  • Michigan State University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering 2013


  • Assyrian-American Bar Assoc’n,

  • ILIPA (Events Committee), & CBA.

  • Chaldeans in Eng. & Tech. Assoc’n

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Illinois

  • Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Federal District Court

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Karana IP Law, LLC, is an intellectual property law firm catered towards supporting small business and individuals across industries from technology to entertainment.