J.D. University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
Ph.D. Plant Biology, Purdue University
We started KW Law to create a platform from which we can address client’s needs with fewer of the constraints imposed by a traditional law firm.
I am a scientist and an attorney. I have spent a decade at the bench as a research scientist and almost another decade as an attorney. As a patent attorney, I approach my clients’ technical innovations critically, thinking in terms of experimental design to demonstrate the validity of an invention, while also integrating legal strategies to articulate and protect that invention.
Patent counseling is only a small part of the work I do for my clients. KW works best when we are intellectually invested in our clients’ businesses and understand their overall business objectives. The more we understand, the better we can tailor our advice to helping them achieve those objectives, whether through patent portfolio development, branding and trademark protection, making introductions, negotiating strategic partnerships, or initiating enforcement actions
KW was born to solve problems in how traditional law firms provide services to clients, and customized problem solving is at the core of our firm. We continuously strive to synthesize all of our expertise to identify effective solutions for our client’s business needs.
Prior to starting KW, I worked for a large firm, where my practice included patent procurement, strategic analysis and counseling services for companies developing medical devices, diagnostic and therapeutic solutions, and next-generation sequencing technology, among other technology areas. I also built an IP practice at a smaller, full-service boutique firm, before ultimately joining a few former colleagues in building a different kind of law firm focused on personal relationships with clients to better understand their goals.
I work with clients across a variety of industries, including hemp and cannabis, the boundaries of which are increasingly blurring with those of traditional ag, biotech, pharma, and other mainstream industry sectors.
Working with dynamic clients requires a dynamic legal team and I’m proud be part of such an organization.