Amy helps clients with all aspects of intangible assets and intellectual property: identifying and securing valuable business and technical information; registering, licensing, and asserting patents and trademarks; providing assessments related to patentability, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence; preparing and negotiating contracts related to IP; and resolving disputes involving confidential information or IP, including litigation.
Amy particularly enjoys representing clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in ex parte appeals and inter partes trials.
Amy has worked with a variety of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics, consumer goods, and computer-implemented business solutions. In addition to utility patents and trademarks, Amy can also help with questions related to trade secrets, trade dress, copyrights, and design patents.
Prior to joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Amy served as senior counsel at Proctor & Gamble, where she provided a full range of patent-related services, helping her company negotiate and draft contracts, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, evaluating freedom-to-practice, and coordinating concurrent patent challenges in litigation and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
While in law school at Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, Amy served as editor-in-chief of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a senior product development engineer at Cordis Corporation, a technical services engineer at Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions, LLC, and a process engineer at Boston Scientific Corp.
Competing “Pay for Delay” Bills in the 114th Congressional Session, The AIPLA Antitrust News, October 2015.
Do You Have a Trade Secret?, Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, June 2015.
Inter Partes Review And Indefinite Claims, Law360, April 6, 2015.
New Proceedings for Challenging Invalid Patents, Daily Business Review, April 4, 2015.
Intellectual Property Provisions in CTAs, MAGI Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2, 2016
Legislative and AIA Updates, All Ohio Annual Institute On Intellectual Property, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio, September 17-18, 2014 (Panel Moderator)
Whither Part 11?, Hoosier Hills section of the American Society for Quality, Bloomington, Indiana, April 17, 2008
When Audits Go Wrong: Practical Options for Responding, Hoosier Hills section of the American Society for Quality, Bloomington, Indiana, May 17, 2007