As a registered patent attorney, Jeannie secures and protects intellectual property rights for biotechnology and life sciences companies, including private corporations, universities and government agencies.
Jeannie blends her experience in life sciences and patent law to prepare and prosecute patent applications and protect clients’ valuable intellectual property assets. Jeannie also counsels clients on all aspects of patentability, invalidity, freedom-to-operate and other due diligence issues and helps prepare non-infringement and invalidation opinions.
Jeannie advises on patentable matters relating to DNA, RNA, proteins, gene therapy, antibodies, biologics, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, drug conjugates, medical and research diagnostic assays, biomarkers, molecular cloning, protein expression, cell culture and development, immunohistochemistry, transgenic oils, transgenic plants, biofuels, nanotechnology, microfluidics, skin science, absorbent materials, food science, adult and pediatric nutritionals and microencapsulation.
Other subject areas within her purview include solar panels, electrochemical cells, hydrogen generator cells and fuel cells.
Jeannie guides clients in post grant proceedings including Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review.
She counsels on patent and FDA strategy under the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act (Hatch-Waxman) and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009.
Devoted to advancing and protecting scientific advances in life sciences, Jeannie frequently presents and writes for legal, business and industry organizations.
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Co-Presenter, "Intellectual Property and the Juvenile Products Industry," JPMA Baby Show, March 2018
Co-Presenter "Caveat Emptor: The Need to Conduct IP Due Diligence," Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter CLE, June 2017
Co-Presenter, "Tips and Tricks for Addressing U.S. Patent Eligibility," Roche Diagnostics Operations, Indianapolis, IN, April 2015
"USPTO Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility," Minnesota CLE, March 2015
Co-Presenter, "Implications of Post Grant Proceedings for Universities," Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., Indianapolis, IN, August 2014
Co-Presenter, "Roche IP Academy; Examiner Interviews, Patent Term Adjustment Update, and United States Supreme Court – 2014 Patent Cases," Roche Diagnostics Operations, Indianapolis, IN, February 2014
Peer Reviewer, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Illinois State Bar Association
Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Women Lawyers' Association (WLA)
Practices & Industries
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2003
- Patent Law & Secured Transactions Seminar, Highest Ranking Student
- Saint Louis University Law Journal, Editor
University of Missouri, Biology, B.S., 2000