Laura has been an associate with the firm since 1998. She is admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, American Bar Association, Milwaukee Bar Association, Waukesha County Bar Association, Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association, and American Intellectual Property Law Association, and International Trademark Association.
Laura’s intellectual property experience includes filing and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications, licensing intellectual property, and counseling clients on intellectual property issues. She regularly counsels clients on aspects of intellectual property law such as providing legal opinions on patent and trademark infringement and validity. Laura has helped clients acquire and protect intellectual property rights through prosecution of utility and design patent applications, prosecution of trademark and copyright applications, and commencement of trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Laura’s patent practice has a particular industry focus on patents in the mechanical arts, and she has written and prosecuted patents in diverse areas. Some examples of her patent prosecution docket include resealable packaging technology, cheese manufacture, and wound care products. In addition, she has experience managing international PCT patents under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and has supervised the filing and prosecution of international patents and trademarks.
Alverno College, B.M., 1983;
Marquette University, J.D., 1997.
Wisconsin, 1998; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin;
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin;
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit;
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
State Bar of Wisconsin, Intellectual Property Law Section, Board of Directors 2008 – 2014 (Chairperson 2010-2011);
American Bar Association;
American Intellectual Property Law Association;
Milwaukee Bar Association;
Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association;
Waukesha County Bar Association;
International Trademark Association, Committee Member 2016