- Business-Related Intellectual Property Services
- Intellectual Property
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Patent – U.S. and Worldwide
- Trade Secrets
- Trademarks, Domain Names and Copyrights
- Washington University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
- Iowa State University (M.S., 2001)
- Macalester College (B.A., cum laude, 1996)
Licensed to Practice
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Maria’s intellectual property practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, trademarks, and patent litigation. Maria joined Walter | Haverfield as an associate in 2017. Prior to joining Walter | Haverfield, she worked in a Boston firm for almost nine years and then a Cleveland firm for three years.
Maria works with clients that include pharmaceutical companies, health care businesses, laboratory testing facilities, medical device manufacturers, laboratory equipment companies, universities and research centers, technology transfer offices and retailers. She works with large companies as well as solo inventors and startups.
- Assisted clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, including preparation and prosecution of patents and trademarks.
- Performed IP clearance and enforcement analyses, and has represented clients in post-grant review proceedings and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
- Assisted clients in preparation of business agreements, including asset purchase agreements, joint development agreements, licensing agreements, laboratory services agreements, confidentiality agreements and other agreements that include intellectual property considerations.
- Handled patent litigation matters, including the drafting of complaints, management of fact and expert discovery, drafting of briefs, including claim construction and appeal briefs, trial preparation, and negotiation of settlement terms.
- Supreme Court Rejects USPTO Rule That Addition of “.com” to a Generic Term is Ineligible for Trademark Registration
- Decorative Elements in Apparel Design May Qualify for Copyright Protection
- Boston Patent Law Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
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