Kristen is an intellectual property attorney with an emphasis on patent prosecution and due diligence matters.
Kristen has several years of experience with U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, including management of large international patent portfolios, as well as with conducting transactional due diligence and issuing patentability, invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions. Kristen also has experience in trademark prosecution and opposition matters.
With a background in biomedical engineering, Kristen works primarily in the areas of medical devices, mechanical devices, medical imaging, biotechnology, bioinformatics, electronics, and related software and systems. Kristen has worked across a range of technical areas of focus, including, for example, neuromechanical and neuroelectromagnetic control of prosthetic and assistive devices, electronic devices that include biologically-derived components, image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic delivery systems, drug delivery devices, wearable therapeutic devices, wearable sensors, organ transport systems, diagnostic devices, “lab on a chip” devices, cell culture systems, cell transfection systems, rehabilitative and sport conditioning devices, surgical devices, semiconductor manufacturing technology, and food technology.
Prior to joining the firm, Kristen worked in medical imaging research in both academic and industry settings, conducting NIH-funded and Phase II-III industry-funded clinical trials ranging across multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, arthritis, obesity, and cardiovascular studies, as well as several imaging modalities, including CT, MR, DXA, PET and mammography.
Kristen received the distinction of Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch in 2020 and 2021 for her patent law expertise. Kristen also serves on the Board of the Boston Patent Law Association and has previously served as a co-chair of the BPLA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Kristen obtained her J.D., cum laude and graduated with distinction in the Intellectual Property Law concentration from Suffolk University Law School. While in law school, Kristen served as a Comment Editor for the Suffolk University Law Review.
Kristen is fluent in Greek, conversant in French, and learning Italian.
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
- J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School
- Boston Patent Law Association - 2022 Board Member