Heather concentrates her practice on patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and complex commercial litigation. She manages cases throughout all litigation phases, develops and implements case strategies and theories, and employs cost efficient tactics. Heather also devises business solutions for clients to provide beneficial resolutions to their disputes before trial and to utilize their intellectual property portfolios.
If trial is necessary, Heather represents clients at trial and has first chair trial experience. She has represented clients in 337 Investigations at the United States International Trade Commission, in intellectual property litigation in various federal courts, and in complex commercial litigation in various federal and state courts throughout the United States. While she has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Heather has litigated cases for a wide range of technologies including smart phone technologies, semiconductors, wireless telecommunications, web-based technologies, computer software, computer systems, life sciences, medical devices, and nanoparticles. She also has litigated healthcare fraud and stark law and anti-kickback statute violations.
In her spare time, Heather volunteers for pro bono projects such as serving as a guardian ad litem and community service projects such as food banks and clothing drives. She also enjoys volunteering for local law schools for moot court competitions and mock trials. Additionally, Heather dedicates time to writing and recently published the article “What You Need to Know about 3-D Printing and Intellectual Property,” March 13, 2017.
The John Marshall Law School
- J.D. 2000 (Moot Court Executive Board)
- B.S.E.E. 1996
- US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- US District Courts (Northern Illinois, Colorado, Eastern Wisconsin)
Not admitted in California