A deep dedication to IP law
Jacqueline Haugen is a technical advisor in Patterson + Sheridan’s Houston office, where she collaborates with the firm’s attorneys to protect clients’ intellectual property. She assists in patent preparation and prosecution in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, complex software and information technology, consumer products, medical devices and procedures, and nanotechnology.
Jacqueline knew she wanted to work in intellectual property ever since her uncle, a patent attorney, introduced her to the field at a young age. Growing up with family members battling illness, she’s developed a passion for finding cures and treatments for under-researched diagnoses. For Jacqueline, pharmaceuticals can represent the best and worst parts of the healthcare system, and she’s determined to advance the industry for good. Today, she combines her interests in chemistry and the law to advise inventors across the technology spectrum.
Experienced in biotechnology and pharmaceutical IP law, Jacqueline previously worked as a patent engineer and paralegal for a firm representing clients in patent, trademark and licensing matters relating to pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology, and medical and consumer devices and products.
While completing her master’s degree, Jaqueline conducted graduate research in a pharmacy lab, where she developed a drug and drug carrier for muscular dystrophy. In her various roles at the lab, she was responsible for tissue engineering, chemical formulations, analytics and software work.
A strong researcher and avid learner
Excelling in communication and attention to detail, Jacqueline believes in creating a balance of efficiency and timeliness when working with her clients. She’s not intimidated by a challenge and is decisive when the stakes are high.
Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Binghamton University. In college, she won three national titles in policy debate and is proficient in several programming languages.
During her undergraduate career, Jacqueline interned with the Special Victims Unit of the Broome County District Attorney’s Office in New York, where she gathered evidence that ultimately secured a conviction. She also completed research on nanotechnology treatment methods for surface-level cancers as an undergraduate research assistant. Her other past experience includes working on a political campaign and spending a summer teaching computer programming and physics to K-12 students at the University of Toronto.
Jacqueline plays several instruments — including saxophone, guitar, bass, piano and drums — and enjoys studying music production. She also practices Muay Thai.