Overview

About Jennifer

Jennifer Spaith is a trusted source of intellectual property advice for Stoel’s clients. Jennifer has experience in counseling clients in the acquisition and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property — from patents to copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. She assists clients in balancing their approach to their IP portfolios. Jennifer has deep and specific experience with patent prosecution and portfolio management, particularly relating to electrical and software disciplines. Jennifer has represented companies of all sizes that manufacture a range of technologies including virtualized software systems, electronics, wireless communication systems, medical devices, imaging systems, artificial intelligence and neural networks, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) applications, microfluidics, biosensors, LiDAR systems, and clean or renewable energy technologies, including purification technologies and waste-to-energy systems.

Jennifer also frequently advises clients on transactional matters involving technology and intellectual property.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Jennifer was an attorney and patent agent with a global AmLaw 100 firm.

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Experience

Experience

  • Conducted invention disclosure meetings, prepared patent applications, and managed patent prosecution for a range of technologies.
  • Conducted patent due diligence and post-transaction title transfer in fields ranging from optical systems to wireless communication to medical devices and treatments.
  • Prepared license and other agreements in support of IP transfer, including co-development and joint venture arrangements, and assisted in negotiation of IP terms in definitive transaction documents.
  • Counseled clients on patent strategies, including use of expedited examination techniques, provisional applications, development of a global portfolio footprint, and preparation for patent assertion and defense.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Patent Law), 2021–2022
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Intellectual Property), Washington Super Lawyers®, 2013–2017
  • Recognized for “Intellectual Property” in Corporate LiveWire Magazine’s Global Awards, 2016
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Washington State Intellectual Property Law Association
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Sequenom, Alice and Mayo in 2016” (co-author), Expert Analysis, Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, 2016
  • “A Panel Discussion on IP Rights in Software (CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. and Oracle v. Google),” University of Washington’s IP Speaker Series, May 15, 2014
  • “Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Seattle,” MIT Energy Initiative event, Oct. 11, 2012
  • “Protecting Your IP,” MonTEC Innovation Roundtable, Missoula, MT, Sept. 5, 2012
  • “The Business of Innovation,” Montana Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day, Missoula, MT, June 21, 2012
  • “Patent Strategies for Clean and Renewable Industries After the America Invents Act,” Infocast webinar, April 4, 2012



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