Colleen is an attorney in the intellectual property practice group in the Cincinnati office. She assists clients with strategies for obtaining intellectual property rights. Her representations encompass a wide variety of arts, including manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, oil & gas, and medical devices. Her experience includes patent portfolio management, patent preparation and prosecution, as well as patentability, validity, and freedom-to-practice opinions. Colleen also helps clients with confidentiality agreements.
Colleen has a passion for learning about technology. Prior to joining the firm, Colleen worked as a Control System Design Engineer for marine and industrial engines, where she led design and qualification efforts for core control software to meet transient capability requirements. Her design engineering experience has helped her advance the legal interests of innovative technology companies and inventors.
Colleen also enjoys being involved in her community, where she an active member of the Junior League of Cincinnati and CincyIP, Cincinnati’s Intellectual Property Law Society.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2011, summa cum laude
Order of the Coif
University of Cincinnati Law Review
The Ohio State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2005, cum laude
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Ernest Karam Book Award for Academic Excellence, University of Cincinnati College of Law
YWCA Rising Star, 2014
American Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Member of the Junior League of Cincinnati, 2016-present
Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association, Secretary, 2013-2015
St. Ursula Academy Mock Trial Coach, 2011-2013
May 6, 2020
Protecting Your IP During the Rapid Development of COVID-19 Tech Productions
February 22, 2019
Now is the Time to Plan IP Strategies for Industrial Hemp
Judges Are Abusing Their Authority to Determine Obviousness By Applying KSR Without Changing the Legal Standard of Review, 79 U.Cin.L.Rev. 349 (2010)
Are Humans Animals?: Patent Claim Construction in Martek Biosciences Corp. v. Nutrinova, Inc., 579 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir. 2009), 79 U.Cin.L.Rev. 1213 (2011)
February 22, 2019