About Stephanie

Stephanie’s mission as an attorney is to help others approach and feel comfortable about intellectual property so that they realize how such protection may help their businesses thrive. 

By utilizing a thorough approach to teaching her clients and learning their objectives, Stephanie can determine the best strategy to obtain protection for their innovations.  She concentrates her practice on preparing and prosecuting patent applications for domestic and international clients of all sizes.  Her experience includes conducting infringement, validity, freedom-to-market, and patentability studies.  She has handled patent matters involving a variety of technologies in the chemical and mechanical arts, including small scale reactors, fuel additives, polymers, building materials, and imaging devices.   

In addition to patents, Stephanie advises and assists clients with protecting their expressions through copyright law, including preparing applications and drafting licensing and transfer agreements.  She also grows her present trademark skill set by assisting with application preparation and searching.

Stephanie began as a law clerk with Renner Otto in 2012 and became an associate in 2014. She graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with a Certificate in Law, Technology, and the Arts.  Prior to attending law school, Stephanie graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with a degree in Chemistry. While attending Virginia Tech, she worked as a researcher evaluating methods of increasing the bioavailability of flavonoids with cellulose esters. In April 2013, Virginia Tech filed a patent application derived from this research. Stephanie is a co-author of a published article related to the research.

When not in the office, Stephanie may be found with her husband, Shamus, chasing around their twin daughters, Imogen and Keva.  Stephanie enjoys sports of all kinds and loves to cheer on the Virginia Tech Hokies.   

 

Experience

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (2012) – Judicial Extern for the Honorable John R. Adams

Virginia Tech – Undergraduate Researcher, 2010

 

Memberships

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association