Susan focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property, including adoption, defense and enforcement of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights. She is a registered patent attorney, experienced in preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications worldwide. Susan manages intellectual property portfolios and provides counsel regarding intellectual property audits, acquisition and enforcement, and mergers and acquisitions involving intellectual property. She also negotiates and drafts licensing, confidentiality, product development and joint development agreements, as well as pre-clinical and clinical study agreements.
Susan represents companies and universities in a variety of industries, including: agriculture; mining; food manufacturing, packaging and distribution; water treatment; pharmaceuticals; dietary supplements; cosmetics; educational training; software; solar energy; telecommunications; construction; financial services; hospitality; restaurants; hotels; entertainment; leisure/recreation; physical fitness and yoga; and equine. She also represents lenders, such as banks and venture capitalists.
In her spare time, Susan volunteers for animal rescue organizations. She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the desert with her family.
Intellectual Property and IP Litigation
Business and Finance
Emerging Businesses and Technologies
Fennemore Craig Venture Accelerator
Health Care Litigation and Regulation
Renewable Energy and Clean Tech
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Updates Examination Guidelines for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility
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