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Colleen helps clients secure the best protection possible for their innovations.

Drawing on her broad industry knowledge, Colleen routinely assists clients, both large and small, with the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications. In addition, Colleen counsels clients and prepares opinions regarding patent-related issues, including patent landscapes, patentability, invalidity, and freedom-to-operate.

Colleen works with innovations in a wide range of areas, including agricultural chemistry, pharmaceutical formulations, medical devices and industrial support systems. She regularly manages clients’ entire patent portfolios and helps them develop global intellectual property protection strategies.

Clients recognize Colleen as a personable, easy-to-work-with professional who is highly knowledgeable about both the law and the technology behind their work. Colleen always has clients’ interests at heart, aiming to achieve the best protection possible for their innovations.




  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, Primary Editor
  • B.S., Saint Louis University
    • cum laude
    • Chemistry, Spanish


  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • Spanish, proficient
  • Prepared and prosecuted domestic and foreign patent applications for a variety of clients, including both Fortune 500 companies and solo inventors, focusing on inventions in the chemical, life sciences, and mechanical arts.
  • Developed global patent protection strategy for multinational corporations.
  • Conducted patentability searches to determine patentable aspects of client innovations.
Outside the Office

Colleen enjoys crocheting, making artisanal soap, and reading thrillers and mystery novels.

She especially loves to spend time with her miniature goldendoodle, Nutmeg, and her cat, Margot. (After a few contentious years together, Nutmeg and Margot are finally friends.)