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Overview

Jennifer is a highly regarded IP litigator who excels at breaking down complex concepts into persuasive legal arguments.

Jennifer represents Fortune 500 clients as well as emerging companies in connection with a wide variety of intellectual property litigation. She has served as lead trial counsel in numerous venues across the country, representing plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts. Matters she handles include:

  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Trade secrets
  • Advertising

She has substantial experience in key intellectual property venues, including appeals before the Federal Circuit, inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) oppositions and cancellations.


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Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation—Intellectual Property; Litigation—Patent, 2014-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation—Intellectual Property, 2015
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2010-present
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Edition, 2011-present
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women, 2011-present
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer, 2010
  • St. Louis Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
    • Washington University Law Quarterly, Articles Editor
  • B.S., Truman State University
    • Biology
    • Dean's List
    • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
    • Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship
    • Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Nevada
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Federal Bar Association

Clerkship

  • The Hon. Ann Covington, Supreme Court of Missouri
Experience
  • Secured summary judgment for one of nation's largest nonprofit hospitals in trademark infringement suit in federal court.
  • Defended international gaming client in copyright infringement lawsuit against competitor in U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.
  • Successfully petitioned Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on behalf of feminine hygiene product client to cancel competitor's trademark and sustained its opposition to three other trademark filings filed by same competitor.
  • Successfully opposed trademark application for Fortune 500 multinational consumer products company involving competitor's mark before TTAB.
  • Successfully opposed trademark registration for multinational personal care company regarding competing mark through trial and decision before TTAB.
  • Successfully resolved trademark lawsuit in favor of large health care conglomerate.
  • Obtained summary judgment and favorable resolution for major manufacturer, regarding six patents in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.
  • Won multimillion-dollar jury verdict of patent infringement for trace detection equipment in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Invalidated landscaping patent for global manufacturer after jury trial in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.
Outside the Office

Jennifer dabbles at farming.

She and her three kids run what they call the “farm-ette,” host to donkeys, horses and chickens. She also enjoys traveling: Mexico and Costa Rica are favorite destinations.

Community Leadership
  • Stray Rescue
  • Webster Groves School District Foundation, Past Vice President
  • Webster Child Care Center, Past Board of Directors; Chair, Annual Auction