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Intellectual Property

Expert Witness Profile

A former corporate and intellectual property lawyer, I graduated Harvard Law School and later earned a Master's in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. From toys to complex medical devices, I've spent the past 25 years guiding innovation through strategic product development, and have helped hundreds of clients bridge the gap between creative insight and commercial success.

Though I'm no longer an attorney, I advise on all aspects of the protection and monetization of intellectual property, from patents and trademarks to negotiating royalty and licensing agreements. I'm named inventor on over 45 US design and utility patents, and serve as Co-Chair of The Industrial Designers Society of America's (IDSA) Design Protection Committee.

Designers think in such a unique way that it's been coined “Design Thinking,” while legal analysis requires an entirely different, rigorously analytic perspective. What I enjoy most about my work as design expert witness is the application of these distinct ways of approaching problems to disputes involving the protection of design; I have years of experience practicing both modes of thinking, and my value to your case is enhanced by the ability to effectively address legal challenges from both a designer's and a lawyer's perspective.