How Kathleen Helps Clients
Kathleen focuses her practice on both domestic and international patent and trademark preparation and prosecution. She is a registered patent attorney with a background in the life sciences. Kathleen has experience in both patent and trademark counseling, clearance, and prosecution, as well as international patent and trademark procurement and portfolio management.
Kathleen’s patent practice involves both preparation and prosecution of patents, both domestic and foreign. She has experience in utility and design patents in the pharmaceutical, mechanical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical device fields. She has also served as counsel on trade secret matters.
Her trademark practice includes preparation and prosecution of all trademarks both domestic and foreign, including Madrid Protocol. She also litigates trademark matters such as opposition and cancellation proceedings, appeals, and infringement matters. Additionally, Kathleen has experience in domain name disputes and proceedings through the World Intellectual Property Organization for the same.
Kathleen also represents and assists clients with contract negotiation and review for intellectual property rights and with healthcare agreements.
As an active member of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Association, Kathleen has mentored students interested in the field of Intellectual Property and served on the board to award scholarships to dedicated Intellectual Property students.
What Clients Can Expect
Kathleen has broad experience and involvement in several areas of IP and can assist clients with their entire portfolio including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Her goal is to maintain the most efficient and thorough protection for her clients, so that they know their matters are safe and in good hands.
Outside the Office
When not at work, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog in any outdoor activities. She is also especially keen on anything motorsports, and spends much of her free time tinkering with her cars.
- Obtained decision for cancellation of infringing trademark on a nutritional product for client
- Reached allowance through prosecution of several patent applications that had been pending for over five years
- Launched successful appeals on final actions through the PTAB without requiring complex litigation
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2018, Dean's List
University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 2012, Neuroscience, Minor in Chemistry; Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine
- U.S. Patent and Trademark
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, Board of Managers
American Bar Association
American Bar Association - Women in Law Division