Overview

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.

Services

Experience

  • 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.

Credentials

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1989
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2001
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1990

Recognition

  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2019

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association, 2001-present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1990-present

News & Insights

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 RequestIs 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

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