Katherine Gardner is an intellectual property paralegal with over eight years of experience involving U.S. and international patents. Her experience includes patent prosecution and maintenance, with specific emphasis on the post-allowance review process.
Katherine maintains, organizes, and files all documents associated with the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, including electronic filings. She coordinates and prepares patent declaration and assignment documents, handles correspondence with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as foreign intellectual property offices and foreign attorneys, and reviews and evaluates incoming and outgoing U.S. and foreign patent correspondence. She also communicates directly with clients in preparing and filing their patent applications, and prosecuting the filed applications.
Her past and current clients include major corporations in the automotive, athletic apparel, medical, social media, software, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, communications, and audio-visual industries. Katherine’s previous experience includes working as a paralegal in Portland, Oregon.