A Pre-Appeal Brief Review Request (PABR) offers an alternate to traditional options when applicants face a final rejection of their application. When is a PABR worth it?
Natalie D. Kadievitch
Assistant: Anise Krull, 612.492.7635
“I believe in building strong relationships with my clients to better understand their inventions and protect them in a way that provides a competitive advantage.”
Natalie is an attorney with 30 years of patent experience representing clients in the medical device, telecommunication, software and consumer goods industries.
Natalie is a resident shareholder practicing in the area of intellectual property law with an emphasis in patent prosecution and client counseling. Natalie is a registered patent attorney and focuses her practice in the areas of electronics, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, medical devices and consumer goods.
Natalie has significant experience in opining on infringement and validity issues in the electrical and mechanical arts and conducting due diligence investigations regarding target acquisitions for her clients. In addition, Natalie has experience in post grant proceedings.
- Obtains utility and design patent protection for clients in a variety of industry sectors. Natalie has obtained hundreds of patents to date.
- Represents a nationally recognized celebrity entrepreneur in growing her patent portfolio to more than 120 patents for innovations she sells on a television shopping network.
- Assists companies to conduct due diligence investigations of potential target acquisitions.
- Assists companies in weaving their way through patents of their competitors and obtaining patent protection for their technology.
Articles & Presentations
November 8, 2016
By Natalie D. Kadievitch & Krithiga Ganesan
The IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway Program (the PPH Program) has been available to U.S. patent applicants for just over two years. It was implemented to permit cooperation between the five largest Patent Offices—Europe, Japan, Korea, China and the U.S.—to fast track examination of applications.
June 16, 2015
Last year Congress tried to pass a bill aimed at curbing abusive patent litigation initiated by so-called “patent trolls,” or non-practicing entities (NPEs), but the bill died in the Senate when it was dropped from the Senate’s agenda as it was nearing a vote, even though the bill had passed in the House and President Obama had indicated he would sign it. This year, the push for legislation has been revived and bills have been introduced in both the House of Representative and the Senate.
According to the Patent Office, Claiming an Abstract Idea May Still Be Patentable, Will Anyone Else Agree?
September 18, 2014
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the Office) issued interim guidelines to its Examiners following the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Alice v. CLS. Alice ruled that software claims directed to an abstract idea merely implemented on a computer did not transform that idea to a patentable invention.
October 1, 2013
Everyone knows the adage “the best defense is a good offense.” That adage can now be applied to the field of patent procurement. United States patent laws recently underwent a radical transformation from a first to invent system to a first to file system.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
- Co-Presenter, “Strategies to Build and Protect Your Intellectual Property,” South Dakota Biotech Breakfast, Sioux Falls, SD, June 26, 2019
- “Pre-Appeal Brief Review Request – Is It Worth It?” IP Litigator, September 2018
- Presenter, “Optimizing Meetings with an Attorney,” Invention-Con 2017, USPTO’s Inventors Conference, Alexandria, VA, August 11-12, 2017
- Co-Presenter, “Design Applications and the Hague System,” 2016 Midwest IP Institute, September 22-23, 2016
- Co-Presenter, “Design Patent Law and Practicing Under the New Hague System,” 2015 Midwest IP Institute, September 17-18, 2015
- Featured in “Estate Planning Workshops: Estate Planning Counsel Offered to Seniors,” Toward Justice, Spring 2015
- “Today’s Inventors Don’t Fit Old Stereotypes,” Intellectual Property Today, June 2011
Honors & Education
- George Washington University, J.D., 1989
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986
- Minnesota, 2001
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1990
- Committee Member, Industrial Design Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association, 2015-present
- Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, 2001-present
- American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1990-present
- Board of Directors, Minneapolis Tours Sister Cities, 2011-present