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Overview

Laura works with clients to secure protection for intellectual property assets.

While her practice focuses primarily on patent prosecution, Laura also assists clients in securing and defending trademarks and copyrights.

Laura is a registered patent attorney and has experience conducting and reviewing patentability and freedom to operate searches and preparing and prosecuting patent applications, both domestic and international, in a number of complicated technologies, including:

  • Biological/Medical Technologies – orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, protheses, ophthalmic diagnostic devices, dressings and beauty products
  • Chemical Technologies – polymers/polymeric compositions, flame retardants, catalyst systems, cable insulation, films/barrier films, nano-/micro-layer films, coatings, packaging and specialty chemicals
  • Mechanical/Electrical Technologies – fuel injection and transmission systems, scaffolding and work platform systems, propulsion systems, bathymetric mapping systems, satellite telemetry, imaging devices, electronic bartering systems, consumer goods, optics and safety devices

Laura also counsels clients and coordinates with foreign counsel on European oppositions in a variety of technological fields, including those listed above.

In addition to patent prosecution, Laura has experience managing large domestic and international trademark portfolios, conducting and reviewing trademark searches to evaluate registration opportunities and issues of infringement, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO and representing clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Laura also evaluates copyright matters and counsels clients in protecting copyrightable assets.

Prior to her time at Husch Blackwell, Laura prepared and prosecuted patent applications on behalf of NASA, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Laura also worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in managing their international trademark portfolio. She has counseled the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) with respect to various trademark registrations and assisted the SEC in updating their trademark licensing policies and managing their licenses with third parties.

Laura is the author of the book series An Experimental Play on Words, a three book collection including 1000+ Still Useful Words and How to Use Them, 700+ Verbal Emojis and 500+ Happenings to Prove Existence.


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Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
      • Dean's List
      • Marquette IP Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
  • B.S., Marquette University
    • Biological Sciences, minor in Chemistry
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Association for Women Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association (WIPLA), Programming Chair, 2017-2018

Languages

  • German, conversant
Community Leadership
  • UPAF Ride for the Arts, Entertainment Committee Chair, 2017-2018