My law practice focuses on the prosecution and strategy associated with patents and trademarks. IP strategy, particularly patent strategy, patent portfolio audits, patent portfolio mining, and competitor portfolio analysis, is an area of particular expertise and passion, as well as product clearance, freedom-to-operate, developing invalidity positions, trademark clearance, trademark prosecution, strategic trademark portfolio maintenance, projects. I have significant experience as a design engineer and am one of the few IP attorneys that is a registered Professional Engineer (and meet the continuing education requirements to keep my registration active). Additionally, I am often retained as an IP consultant in M&A deals.
I use my training and interest in branding and trademark protection to help businesses understand and develop processes that result in strong trademark portfolios, and have a particular interest in the beauty and power of suggestive trademarks.
Since 2010 I have served on the editorial board of Landslide¨ magazine, the flagship publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association, and currently serve as the Editor-in-Chief. Past roles have included Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Intake Editor, Social Media Coordinator, Webinar Coordinator, Issue Editor, and Meeting of the Minds Editor. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of serving as an Associate Editor of the ABA Animal Law Committee publication since 2015.
I had the good fortune to be one of the first YLD IP Fellows (2008-2011) of the ABA, and in 2017 had the privilege of being elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.