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  • Chemical & Materials Science
  • Clean Technologies
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
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  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Patent Prosecution
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Janal M. Kalis is a Principal and registered patent attorney with expertise in chemical engineering, chemical and mechanical patent law, including extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patents for chemical engineering processes, food products, cosmetics, coatings, and medical devices throughout the world. Janal received a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota as well as a B.S.Ch.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. She received her law degree from the University of Utah. Prior to entering law school, Janal worked for many years as a research scientist in the area of virology and as a chemical engineer in the electrical utility industry. Janal has significant experience in counseling clients on the development and enforcement of their intellectual property portfolios. She also has experience in the preparation and negotiation of contracts for technology licensing and joint development.


University of Utah College of Law 
Salt Lake City, UT, 1991, J.D.

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, 1979, B.S.Ch.E.
Major: Chemical Engineering

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, 1973, B.S.
Major: Biochemistry

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Bar Admissions & Associations

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U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

American Intellectual Property Law Association