Associate Degree in Specialized Paralegal Studies, Dean's List, 2002
St. Louis Paralegal Association
Thompson Coburn LLP
Paralegal - Intellectual Property, 2014-Present
Kurowski Shultz LLC
Paralegal - Asbestos Litigation, 2013-2014
48 FW/JAG, Royal Air Force Lakenheath
Paralegal (volunteer), 2010-2013
Lewis Roca and Rothberger
Paralegal - Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, 2008-2010
Bowler Dixon & Twitchell LLP
Paralegal - Business Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate, 2007-2008
Beckley Singleton, Chtd.
Paralegal - Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, 2005-2007
Campbell and Williams
Paralegal - Commercial Litigation, Catastrophic Personal Injury and Product Liability, 2002-2005
Maria Francesca Faigal is a paralegal in the Intellectual Property practice group and currently works with both patent and trademark prosecution. She communicates with clients and acts as the primary contact between clients and their foreign associates.
Maria Francesca prepares PCT request forms, drawings and various PCT related documents for filing electronically with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She also communicates with the PCT office regarding status reports and written opinions. She 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.
Maria Francesca 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. She 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. In addition, she researches national trademark databases and obtains executed and legalized copies of documents pursuant to various country laws.