I represent clients in intellectual property litigation both as plaintiff and defendant in a number of different industries, including medical and chemical technologies and devices, pharmaceuticals, food and nutritional formularies, manufacturing and machinery, data and communications networks, computer software, agricultural products and processes, business systems, and other areas. I have also developed expertise in a number of patent office proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including Inter Partes Review proceedings, Covered Business Method review proceedings, interferences, and Post-Grant Review proceedings.
Technology is often at the center of my clients’ business. Clients are eager to protect their technology and sometimes to monetize it. I work closely with my clients to understand the nuances of their technology, their business, their business needs, and the market they are in, so that together we can arrive at a solution that works to achieve their goals. I help craft and execute a wide range of technology related solutions, including everything from obtaining patent protection in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and worldwide to going to trial. I believe that having extensive experience in both patent prosecution and patent litigation allows me to serve both client bases better. I also represent clients in other areas of intellectual property, including licensing and negotiations around monetization, and Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and intellectual property valuation, opinion, and deal work.
I also have extensive experience in regulatory affairs and research compliance. Prior to my legal career, I worked in research compliance and the Office of Regulatory Affairs at the University of Minnesota. I served as manager of and regulatory expert on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; served on the Institutional Review Board; and helped implement policies related to individual and institutional conflict of interest. While I was obtaining my law degree, I also obtained a Master’s of Science in Health Services Research Policy and Administration.
When I am not at work, I love spending time with friends and family, reading fiction and non-fiction, travelling, sports (especially hockey), and trying to figure out how I can compete in the Olympics.
Honors & Awards
Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2013-2017
MSBA North Star Lawyer
For Pro Bono Service, 2013-2014
Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Volunteer Lawyer’s Network
Volunteer attorney, Dignity Center