I am an Intellectual Property Paralegal with Winthrop & Weinstine with twelve years of experience prosecuting patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the U.S. and worldwide. I have previously worked at both large and small boutique IP firms as well as a legal services corporation before joining the Winthrop team. My diverse work history has provided me with the opportunity to work with a large range of clients from FTSE 100 companies to international and national universities, start-up ventures, and solo inventors. This experience has given me an invaluable understanding of a wide range of different client needs and preferences.
I continue to focus on all aspects of worldwide intellectual property prosecution at Winthrop while attending law school part-time at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. I know how important it is that clients thoroughly understand the requirements and flow of the prosecution process, and emphasize clear and concise communication. Additionally, I assist with maintaining and developing internal policies and procedures as well as educating clients and firm members on country law updates and foreign filing strategy.
I value the diversity and tangibility of my job in seeing IP that I have helped to protect out in commerce.
“Trademark Law for Paralegals,” Institute for Paralegal Education™ Video Webcast, Eau Claire, WI, January 2015.
“The IP Paralegal’s Handbook,” Institute for Paralegal Education ™ Video Webcast, Eau Claire, WI, September 2015.