Jennifer maintains an exceptionally diverse practice preparing, prosecuting and managing domestic and foreign patent and trademark portfolios for a large assortment of clientele across a variety of industry sectors.
Jennifer’s current practice focuses on counseling clients in the design of consumer products positioned to compete well against successful competitive products without infringing third-party intellectual property. Jennifer also advises clients on how best to protect their product designs against infringement when manufactured both domestically and abroad, through international patent, trademark and copyright portfolio management and development. She routinely assists her clients in licensing well-known brands for use in the sale of client products and also helps clients leverage their own intellectual property for the purposes of revenue generation or the development of brand goodwill through licensing efforts.
Jennifer further assists clients in identifying the best types of intellectual property to obtain based upon business objective, product type, product life, distribution channels and territories, and budget considerations. In addition to patent, trademark and copyright portfolio management and development, Jennifer provides a broad range of intellectual property services to her clients, including drafting and negotiating a variety of technology and intellectual property agreements, attending to pre-litigation matters, providing non-infringement, invalidity and product clearance opinions in a wide array of technical fields.
Representative clientele range from a variety of Fortune 1000 companies, international non-profit environmental organizations, emerging growth companies and individual inventors.
Her agreement experience includes the preparation and negotiation of technology transfer agreements, technology license agreements, intellectual property license agreements (e.g., patent and trademark license agreements), joint development agreements, alliance agreements, service agreements, consulting agreements, distribution agreements, publishing agreements, sponsorship agreements, exhibition agreements, nondisclosure/confidentiality agreements, and letters of intent.
Jennifer also has a high level of experience in managing multiple mergers and acquisitions that encompasses the performance of extensive due diligence on intellectual property being acquired and/or sold, as well as performing and preparing patent and trademark clearance and availability opinions for a variety of technologies, brands and products. Jennifer’s experience in preparing patent, trademark and copyright application is represented in a wide-range of technical fields, including software; electro-mechanical equipment, including, food processing/packaging equipment, mail and document processing equipment, and small and large appliances; medical preparations; wireless communications technologies; professional and consumer audio equipment; houseware products and motorcycle parts, and a variety of other consumer products.
Her prior professional roles include serving as partner and primary counsel for key conglomerate clientele in various industry sectors while at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (Kansas City and San Francisco).
Jennifer received her B.S. in civil engineering from Kansas State University, and her J.D. from the University of Kansas, School of Law. While at Kansas State, she was a Tau Beta Phi, Chi Epsilon and Steel Ring member. She further served on law review while at the University of Kansas and graduated in the top ten percent of her class.