science-minded researcher who leaves no rock unturned (or unclimbed)
As a technical advisor, Veronica works
alongside firm attorneys to protect clients’ IP, from drafting patent
applications to handling office actions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office. She’s an experienced researcher who understands how to interview and
work with inventors to crystallize ideas and defend their intellectual
Veronica has worked on matters involving
biotechnology, biochemistry, applied materials and semiconductor technologies.
As an undergraduate, she conducted research within the University of San
Diego’s biology department and the USD School of Law. She also interned with
The Scripps Research Institute and was a law clerk at Patterson + Sheridan.
Throughout her career, Veronica has excelled
at picking up concepts both quickly and well enough to turn around and teach
them to others. Over the years, she’s served as a college chemistry teaching
assistant, math tutor and volunteer instructor.
Veronica studied biology at the University of
San Diego and received a master’s degree from the Irell & Manella Graduate
School of Biological Sciences, a graduate school for biology in the City of
Hope National Medical Center. When she’s not scaling IP obstacles for her
clients, Veronica enjoys rock climbing as a fun way to stay fit.