Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville,
B.A. Political Science/Pre-Law, 2012
St. Louis Paralegal Association
Thompson Coburn LLP
Practice Area Assistant - Intellectual Property, 2013 -Present
TorHoerman Law LLC
Legal Assistant - Mass Torts, 2009-2012
Legal Assistant - Mass Torts, 2008-2009
Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass
Legal Secretary, 2007-2008
Jennifer assists clients with patent and trademark prosecution, acting as the primary contact between clients and their foreign associates.
Jennifer prepares PCT request forms and files PCT applications electronically with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for national phase filing. She also communicates with the PCT office regarding status reports and written opinions. Jennifer reviews applications, search reports, office actions, and patent families in order to prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements. She works closely with foreign associates on the prosecution of foreign patent applications and drafts correspondence to clients regarding deadlines, instructions, status reports, and notices of allowance. Jennifer drafts the paperwork for filing foreign trademark applications and corresponds with foreign associates regarding the prosecution of applications into registrations. She also handles the filings and prosecution of trademark applications pursuant to the Madrid Protocol.
Jennifer drafts and files documents electronically with the United States Patent and Trademark Office including statements of use, declarations of use, extension requests, assignment changes, new applications, and renewal applications. Jennifer researches national trademark databases and obtains executed and legalized copies of documents pursuant to various country laws.