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Overview

Lori draws on her firsthand experience as an engineer to assist clients with patent applications.

After earning a degree in chemical engineering, Lori began her career as a technical support engineer at a specialty chemical company, where she had the opportunity to service over two dozen petrochemical plants across the U.S. In addition to helping local engineers solve day to day problems, she worked closely with the research and development team to ensure that their products didn’t violate existing patents. She loved working in a STEM field, but she soon realized that she wanted a more technical role where she could directly assist inventors with cutting edge technology, and she chose to pursue a career in intellectual property law.

Today, Lori assists domestic and international clients with patent applications and patent prosecution. While she works with clients in a variety of industries, she has a special focus on chemical or mechanical engineering companies and on new technologies.

Lori has an inside understanding of clients’ world: she’s stood in their shoes, and she’s aware of their goals, challenges and internal dynamics. As an engineer herself, she often saw inventors and fellow engineers struggle to communicate with legal counsel and feel that attorneys didn’t understand their work and their needs. Lori ensures that this is never the case for the clients she assists, drawing on her insider’s background to make sure that a client’s internal team feels comfortable and heard.

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Education

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston
  • B.S., Lamar University
    • Chemical Engineering

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Houston Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
Experience
  • Collaborated with in-house counsel and inventors to draft patent applications for semiconductors, hard drives and solid-state drive technologies.
  • Evaluated pending patent applications and advised clients on best path forward in order to meet internal goals, including drafting responses to Office Actions.
  • Provided pro bono legal services to local small business clients to file trademark applications with the USPTO.
Outside the Office

Lori has been an avid scuba diver for more than 10 years and is certified for advanced open water diving. She especially enjoys diving with her husband and brother. She and her family travel to Florida every year to dive the world’s third largest barrier reef.

Lori has also traveled internationally for diving trips around the world, including to Greece and Indonesia.

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