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  Intellectual Property

Jessica Lin Lewis / Associate
Professional Experience
Jessica Lin Lewis is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Her experience includes drafting and prosecuting U.S., PCT, and foreign patent applications in a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, plant biotechnology, microbiology, immunology, stem cells, transgenic organisms, genetics and disease diagnostics, food formulations, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Lewis also has experience in biofuels, including:
  • Drafting platform technology applications related to producing market-competitive levels of biofuel components using high light-tolerant and halo-tolerant cyanobacteria.
  • Drafting and prosecution experience with technology for treating waste streams and producing biomass using high pH-tolerant and high CO2-tolerant strains of algae.
  • Drafting and prosecution experience with improved plant-based gene expression systems.
  • Drafting and prosecution experience with various transgenic plant-related technologies (e.g., duckweed, tobacco, corn).
Education and Honors
  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2008)
    Intellectual Property Society (Member).
  • University of Washington (Ph.D., 2005)
    Molecular and Cellular Biology Program; Doctoral Dissertation: Reiterated Signal Transduction Pathways and Development of Zebrafish Neural Crest. Thesis Advisor: David W. Raible, Ph.D. Fellowship: Developmental Biology Training Grant. Student Representative for the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program Steering Committee. Teaching Assistant for an upper-level undergraduate cellular biology course in the Department of Zoology.
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1998)
    Degree: Zoology. “Outstanding Achievement in a Senior Thesis” (Honored). Grantee: National Science Foundation Undergraduate Supplemental Research Grant. Research Technician in the Department of Physiology and the Department of Veterinary Science.
Bar Admissions
Wisconsin, 2012
North Carolina, 2011
Minnesota, 2008

Court Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010

Professional and Civic Activities
Minnesota State Bar Association (Member).

North Carolina State Bar Association (Member).

Selected Presentations/Publications
Featured, “Quarles attorney Lewis paves path from lab to courtroom,” Wisconsin Law Journal, February 1, 2013.

Lewis, J. L., Predicting the Judicial Response to an Asserted Right to Reproductive Cloning, 29 J. LEGAL MED. (2008).

Lewis, J.L., Bonner, J., Modrell, M., Ragland, J.W., Moon, R.T., Dorsky, R.I., and Raible, D.W. (2004), Reiterated Wnt signaling during zebrafish neural crest development. Development 131 (6): 1299-1308.

Davis, J.M., Clay, H., Lewis, J.L., Ghori, N., Herbommel, P., and Ramakrishnan, L. (2002), Real-time visualization of Mycobacterium-macrophage interactions leading to initiation of granuloma formation in zebrafish embryos. Immunity 17: 693-702.

Lewis, J.L., Dong, M., Earles, C.A., and Chapman, E.R. (2001), The transmembrane domain of syntaxin 1A is critical for cytoplasmic domain protein-protein interactions. J. Biol. Chem. 276 (18): 15458-15465.