Emily is a European patent attorney based in San Francisco, providing on-the-ground European IP support to West Coast companies.
Well-versed in patent prosecution and IP strategy for multinational companies, Emily’s technical expertise includes software, aerospace and medical devices.
Emily co-founded Oxford University’s mental health awareness campaign many years ago and retains a keen interest in mental health. Emily feels strongly about addressing the gender gap in professional services, and has researched female inventorship in worldwide patent filings.
Vanja is a European Trademark and Design Attorney at Dennemeyer & Associates and active in IP law since 2010. Her area of expertise is trademark and design law within Dennemeyer, with a background in international public law. She holds a Bachelor in Communications and Law, as well as an LL.M. in International Law and has acquired experience in various IP issues at the European Commission. Currently, managing international trademark and design portfolios in various industries. Her mother-tongue is English and Serbian, and she speaks French and Spanish.
Susie Jones, founding and managing member of Jones Robb, is experienced in a wide array of patent law, including utility and design patent preparation and prosecution; strategic national and international patent portfolio development and management; post-grant proceedings, such as reissue, reexamination, and interference proceedings; and patentability, validity, infringement, and due diligence opinions. She also has been involved in both district court patent litigation and Federal Circuit appeals. Susie’s technical/industry practice areas cover various aspects of biomedical, electro-mechanical, and mechanical engineering, and she has served clients in highly competitive technical areas, including alternative energy, biomedical devices, cosmetic devices, displays, electromagnetics, food sciences, life sciences, optics, packaging, robotics, and business methods. Susie’s experience and expertise most recently have focused on providing a range of patent services to clients and developing patent strategies that complement the client’s business objectives. In particular, she enjoys developing and managing patent portfolios for the world market, for both start-up and larger companies. To this end, she also analyzes competitors’ patent portfolios and products to counsel clients regarding enhancement and enforcement of their patent portfolio, contemplated products, potential design-around, and acquisition of technology.
Amy Mandragouras has experience in intellectual property matters and provides strategic counseling in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and sustainable energy. She advises clients in developing and implementing intellectual property strategies, through all phases of their development from start-up through maturity, through financing, and in the formation of strategic alliances. Her technical experience includes proteins, peptides and antibodies, nucleic acids, drugs, and drug discovery technologies.
Karen has led teams in patent infringement lawsuits involving agricultural chemicals, human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, biotechnology products, and networking technologies. In late 2012, Chambers USA Women in Law recognized Karen’s work by nominating her for its 2013 Up and Coming Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Award and in 2018, BTI Consulting named Karen as one of 326 outside lawyers, and the only Delaware lawyer, as “absolutely best at client service.”
Karen also serves as a member of the Sedona Conference’s Patent Litigation Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices and has been a faculty member for various corresponding Working Group Meetings. Karen served as the President of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the primary liaison between the district court bench and the Delaware federal bar. In 2013, Karen was recognized for her service to the District of Delaware with the Judge Caleb R. Layton, III Service Award.
Taking on pro bono representations is also a regular part of Karen’s practice, including a civil rights action for discriminatory arrest in which the jury awarded compensatory and punitive damages. After the district court judge overturned the verdict on post-trial motions, Karen successfully argued the appeal to reinstate the jury’s original verdict. She has also successfully represented pro bono clients in immigration, family law matters and before the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals.
Karen has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The Pennsylvania State University and worked at GlaxoSmithKline conducting drug discovery research. Karen prosecuted patent and trademark applications during law school and worked on other intellectual property litigation matters at an intellectual property boutique firm in Philadelphia and at one of Delaware’s largest law firms before founding Shaw Keller LLP in 2011.
Ann is responsible for managing USAA’s growing patent portfolio, supporting Innovation and licensing efforts, and facilitating the integration of intellectual property across the enterprise.
Katherine Staba is a partner in the technology transactions and data protection practice group in the Chicago office. Her practice focuses on complex global transactions and counseling relating to digital media planning and buying, advertising and marketing, claim substantiation, software licensing, and intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions and investments, unfair competition and trade secrets and competitive intelligence.
Katherine’s clients span multiple industries including beauty products, home products, sports organizations, media platforms, cloud computing providers, luxury goods, clothing retailers, consumer electronics, and pharmaceutical products. For these clients, Katherine leverages her in-house experience to offer practical, business sensitive guidance and representation.
Jamie Lucia represents companies in all phases of high-stakes intellectual property litigation. She is particularly well-versed in pharmaceutical patent litigation, including infringement disputes under the Hatch- Waxman Act. Jamie has extensive experience representing clients before district courts and the US International Trade Commission (ITC), addressing matters involving biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer electronics, and business methods.
Before launching her legal career, Jamie undertook graduate coursework in chemical physics and optics, and was a research chemist at a pharmaceutical company.
Jane Remillard leads Nelson Mullins’ Life Sciences Intellectual Property Team and has over 25 years of experience providing worldwide patent counseling in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Remillard’s practice focuses on developing and implementing effective IP strategies, building strong patent portfolios, and facilitating commercialization of products, particularly antibody-based therapeutics, through all phases of development.
Natasha Walwyn-Robinson is a Senior Counsel at Progress Software Corporation, a global leader in enterprise software applications. At Progress, Natasha handles intellectual property, litigation, and general corporate matters. Natasha is the Chair of Progress’ Patent Committee, an Advisory Committee member on Progress’ Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and an Executive Board member on Progress’ employee resource group, Progress for Her.
Prior to joining Progress, Natasha cultivated her software licensing and transactional expertise at Oracle, MSCI, and General Dynamics. She started her legal career in broadcast media before transitioning to the technology industry, where she has excelled over the past decade.
Natasha is most passionate about the advancement of underrepresented women in law and science, technology, engineering & math (STEM). Natasha is a past board member of Science Club for Girls and a past Treasurer of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys association. She has been formally recognized by the American Bar Association and Boston Bar Association for her work to diversify the legal profession.
Her favorite quote is “I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes…I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”
MSci Physics, St Andrews University
PhD, University of Southampton
Chartered UK Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Design Attorney
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
European Patent Institute (EPI)
Institute of Physics (IoP)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Catherine Bonner joined Murgitroyd in Feburary 2019 following the acquisition of Chapman IP by Murgitroyd. Prior to joining Chapman IP Catherine worked for three years as a Patent Attorney in the Intellectual Property division of Dyson Technology. She also has extensive experience as a Patent Attorney in private practice, advising a broad range of clients including early stage companies, SMEs and multinational corporations.
Her experience includes filing and prosecuting patent and design applications across a wide range of mechanical engineering and physics-based subject matter, as well as providing advice on invention harvesting, product clearance and commercial management of IP rights. She specialises in medical technologies, telecommunications, photonics, electronics and displays, as well as gaming equipment and systems, fibre optics and crypto currency.
Catherine is one of our industrial designs specialists and advises on all aspects of these rights.
Catherine graduated from St Andrews University with a Physics degree and attained a PhD at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton. Her PhD research related to planar waveguide devices. She entered the profession in 1999.
Catherine tutors within the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys’ tutorial programme and is one of the authors of the CIPA training manual for trainee Patent Attorneys.
Core Expertise: Mechanical and medical technologies, medical devices, renewable energy technologies, telecommunications, photonics, electronics and displays, as well as entertainment equipment and systems.
Michelle is a patent attorney with 13 years’ experience in patent prosecution, portfolio management, patent analysis, licensing and monetization. She currently works as patent counsel for nLIGHT Inc. and has held past positions at Craig Patent Law PLLC and Stolowitz ford Cowger LLP. Michelle earned a BS in Chemistry from Eastern Washington University and received her JD from Willamette University College of Law. She belongs to the Oregon Patent Law Association.
Perving Taleyarkhan is Legal Counsel at Whirlpool. Her experience includes IP strategy, contract negotiation, as well as litigation. Prior to Whirlpool she served as Legal Associate in the IP legal team at Purdue University. She earned her BSChE in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney, School of Law. Pervin is actively involved in the American Bar Association, where she serves on the Editorial Board of the ABA Journal, and is also Editor-in-Chief of the Young Lawyer Division (ABA YLD)'s flagship The Young Lawyer. She is currently Vice Chair of the IP Law Section of the ABA YLD. In addition, Pervin is active in the ABA IP Law Section in various capacities, including work on the Editorial Board of the ABA IPL Section's Landslide magazine and chairing the Section's In-house IP Committee. She is also serving on the IP Counsel at the State Bar of Michigan and the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). At the regional level, Pervin co-chairs the ACC's Southwest Michigan Committee.
Ana Nicacio is a Senior Attorney at Microsoft Corporation, working at the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Group and primarily responsible for providing legal support to the Azure Media Services business. Ana also supports the Microsoft Dynamics 365 business with acquisitions, integrations, and strategic licensing and alliances. At Microsoft, Ana is also heavily involved with Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Prior to Microsoft, Ana worked as in-house counsel at Sage Software, KinderCare Education, and InFocus Corporation. Ana started her legal career in São Paulo, Brazil, and worked as an associate at Mattos Filho Advogados, where she focused on intellectual property transactions, foreign investments, and advised international clients on all aspects of doing business in Brazil. Ana has worked and lived in three continents, being educated in the civil law and common law systems and licensed to practice law in the United States and in Brazil. Passionate about empowering women and girls, Ana also serves on the Board of a Seattle non-profit that promotes STEM education and careers for girls.
Ms. Hartzell has significant experience in intellectual property litigation, including cases involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. She also has experience enforcing covenants not-to-compete and confidentiality agreements. Clients hire her to protect their intellectual property rights and to defend them against infringement allegations. She works closely with her clients to understand their business needs and aggressively defends her clients’ interests, seeking the most efficient route to resolve litigation in a way that satisfies those needs.
Dr. Kelly Morgan leads Arbor's legal team to safeguard the company's research activities and drive the IP strategy for short and long term growth. Prior to joining Arbor, Dr. Morgan worked with multiple start-up companies at a premier venture firm to guide development of initial IP, as well as educate and train early team members. Originally trained as a cancer immunologist, Dr. Morgan brings over a decade of post-graduate experiences, both from her research bench and law firm training, aiding in opportunistic research design with proven impact on corporate development.
As an Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft, Ondrea manages a team providing legal and regulatory guidance to the engineering organization building the Windows operating system. Prior to her work with Windows, Ondrea supported the Windows Phone engineering organization. She began her career at Hill, Farrer & Burrill in Los Angeles, eventually transitioning to inhouse counsel at GTE (acquired by Verizon). Ondrea earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Economics from University of Redlands. She is a member of the Washington Bar, and is also an inactive member of the California and Texas Bars.
Nancy Del Pizzo is a member of Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property; and Privacy, Data & Cyber Law Practice Groups. She resolves commercial disputes, including intellectual property matters such as trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent infringement, restrictive covenants and domain name disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition, false advertising, defamation and trade libel.