Overview

Amanda advises clients on protecting their intellectual property assets and defends their rights in enforcement actions, with a primary focus on patent licensing, prosecution and litigation. Her experience includes preparing patent applications for pharmaceutical, chemical and mechanical inventions and preparing patent-related opinions, such as freedom-to-operate and invalidity opinions, including those related to Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA). Amanda also provides guidance on patenting strategy and litigation avoidance/design-arounds and supervises foreign patent prosecutions. Her extensive experience in prosecuting and defending patent infringement actions encompasses a variety of technologies, and she has litigated cases in federal courts across the country.

Experience

Examples of Amanda’s experience include:

Patent Prosecution

  • Prosecuting a design patent application for a napkin holder.
  • Prosecuting a design patent application for a handbag organizer.
  • Prosecuting a patent application for edge sealants having balanced properties.
  • Prosecuting a patent application for arterial cooling elements for use with an immobilization collar.
  • Prosecuting a patent application for wide-view multilayer optical films.
  • Prosecuting a design patent application for a kitchen organizer.
  • Prosecuting a patent application related to panel communication via an illuminated bezel.
  • Prosecuting a design patent application for a double hook.
  • Prosecuting a design patent application for a basket.
  • Prosecuting a patent application for a fuel gauging system utilizing a digital fuel gauging probe.
  • Prosecuting a patent application for a sealed gimbal joint.
  • Prosecuting a design patent application for a lid rack.
  • Prosecuting a patent application for a method of conforming a label to the contour of a container.
  • Prosecuting a design patent application for a corner shelf.
  • Prosecuting a patent application for a method of applying a polyurethane adhesive to a substrate.

Patent Litigation

  • Serving as lead counsel for the plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action involving fitness equipment.
  • Serving as lead counsel for the plaintiff in a patent infringement dispute involving radio frequency audience response systems.
Distinctions
  • CALI Award of Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, Northeast Ohio’s Top 25 Under 35
  • YWCA Women of Professional Excellence (2012)
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Committee on Patent Legislation
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, secretary (2010-2013)

Professional Activities

  • Court of Nisi Prius
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, fellow

Community Activities

  • Beech Brook, board member
  • Cleveland Leadership Center, Civic Leadership Institute
  • College Now, mentor
  • American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Corporate Leadership Team (2014-2015)
  • The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, LeadDIVERSITY Class of 2014
  • YWCA of Greater Cleveland, Women’s Leadership Bootcamp (2012-2013)