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Overview

Lauren supports clients and attorneys in intellectual property litigation matters.

Lauren helps legal teams guide patent infringement suits and other intellectual property litigation, including in the federal courts. She is well versed in eDiscovery processes and software that cost-effectively review and produce documents collected during discovery. Research, due diligence, correspondence, and pleadings and motions throughout the litigation process are details she facilitates. Lauren regularly serves as lead paralegal for lengthy jury trials in complex, multiparty, high-profile cases.

She also has experience in the patent and trademark application process with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and inter partes reviews with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as Section 337 actions under the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Lauren has experience in preparing and filing required documents for U.S. prosecution of pending patent applications, including assignments, responses to office actions, information disclosure statements and issue fee transmittals.


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Education

  • B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Women in eDiscovery
  • St. Louis Paralegal Association (STLPA)
Experience
  • Assisted attorneys representing several subsidiaries of Fortune 500 manufacturer in consolidated Eastern District of Texas patent infringement suit. Multiple claims of five different patents were asserted primarily against subsidiary that engineers and markets distributed control system for plant automation and process control. Previous assertions of same patents had resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements from large process control companies. By checking briefs, performing substantial document review, organizing discovery data and more, Lauren contributed to the March 2017 District Court's acceptance of our client's invalidity arguments and dismissal of most claims. As a result, the plaintiff dismissed few remaining claims to appeal District Court's order to Federal Circuit, thus enabling cross-appeal of venue and transfer rulings. (Automation Middleware Solutions Inc. v. Emerson Process Management LLP, et al.)
Outside the Office

Lauren plays bass in a local band covering Soundgarden, Pink Floyd and the White Stripes.

Lauren provides bass, keyboards and vocals as part of the five-member local band, The Lavaleers. The group plays original songs and covers an eclectic mix of folk, classic, acoustic, Southwestern and alternative rock from the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie, Adele, Led Zeppelin and the Eagles.