Wendi L. Weinstein focuses her practice on counseling clients on intellectual property matters. She has experience in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international industrial design applications, as well as providing legal opinions regarding validity, infringement and right to use in the mechanical arts.
Wendi’s technical experience includes container packaging technology, absorbent articles, cardiovascular devices, medical products, flexible web handling devices, conveyor belt systems, footwear and footwear cushioning systems.
She has been involved with the development, implementation and enforcement of aggressive design patent programs, including the expedited prosecution of United States design applications, foreign filing in multiple countries, actively monitoring competitors' products and protecting United States design patent rights against infringement. Wendi was a partner with Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the United States focusing exclusively on intellectual property, until its lawyers and other professionals joined Buchanan in 2005.
Note: Limited to practice of patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Baltimore, J.D., 1990
University of Maryland, B.S.M.E., 1987
- Virginia (practice limited to patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition causes)
- District of Columbia
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
Chair 2001-2003, Industrial Design Committee, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
Subcommittee Chair 1998-2000, Industrial Design Committee, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Section, Committee on Industrial Designs, and Science and Technology Section, American Bar Association
Committee on Industrial Designs, American Intellectual Property Law Association
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland State Bar Association
Virginia State Bar