An analytical approach to simplifying patent strategies
Stephanie Vavra advises a diverse range of life science clients on the development and implementation of patent strategies to advance their overall business objectives. Her clients include universities, small and mid-size biotechnology companies, and large pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies. Stephanie also handles international patent work, working collaboratively with foreign counsel to prosecute international patent applications. With direct experience before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiners, her technology experience includes:
- Molecular diagnostics
- Nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and medical devices
- Peptide and antibody-based therapeutics
- Viral and bacterial vaccines
- Engineered stem cell and immune cells
- Genetically modified plants and biofuel production
- Human and animal food products
- Eukaryotic expression and assay development
As a problem solver, Stephanie uses her analytical and project management skills to create effective work flows for all client matters. She is a disciplined budget manager who focuses on efficiency and identifies ways to help her clients manage the profitability of their portfolios.
Experience in Action
- Guides clients in the management of complex patent portfolios with U.S. and foreign assets. Stephanie also monitors portfolios to provide modifications to patent prosecution strategies across jurisdictions as business objectives evolve.
- Provides due diligence analysis related to the transfer of intellectual property and counsels clients in corporate sales and acquisition opportunities.
- Offers comprehensive assessments for patentability, validity, non-infringement and freedom-to-operate.
Professional & Civic Activities
- State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
News & Insights
- Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude)
- University of Minnesota (B.S., summa cum laude)
- Major: Genetics and Cell Biology
- University of Wisconsin - Madison (M.S.)
- Major: Genetics
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- United States Patent and Trademark Office