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Areas of Practice
  • Chemical & Materials Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademarks
Overview
Education
Bar Admissions & Associations
Speaking Engagements
Overview
Overview

Lea prepares and prosecutes patents for clients in a wide variety of technological fields, including materials science, medical devices, chemical, and mechanical technologies. She additionally works with clients on freedom to operate and due diligence projects to help focus intellectual property strategy, as well as inter partes reviews.

She is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, where she coaches the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition. In 2021, her students won the MIPLA cup, were finalists in the AIPLA Midwest Regional Tournament, and semi-finalists in the AIPLA National Tournament.

Lea received her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, cum laude. During law school, she founded the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. Prior to law school, Lea earned her B.S. in chemistry from Pepperdine University, and worked as a chemist, researching microbial fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries in a materials science laboratory.

In her spare time, Lea enjoys teaching and practicing yoga.

Education
Education

University of St. Thomas
Minneapolis, MN, 2015
J.D., Cum Laude
Community Service Award – 200 Hours, 2015

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Scholarship, 2015
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Sponsorship, 2013
Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter

Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA, 2011
B.S. Chemistry, emphasis Biochemistry

Presidential Scholarship, 2007-2011

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions
Minnesota

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Associations
Adjunct Professor – University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2017 – Present

Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements

Co-presenter, “Intellectual Property Strategies for Executives and Entrepreneurs,”
STL Startup Week, St. Louis, MO, November 11, 2020

Co-presenter, “Medical Device IP Strategies for Executives and Inventors”
MD&M West, Anaheim, CA, February 13, 2020

Co-presenter, “Medical Device IP Strategies for Executives and Inventors”
BIOMEDevice, San Jose, CA, December 04, 2019

Co-presenter, “Medical Device IP Strategies for Executives and Inventors”
Medical Design & Manufacturing, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN October 23, 2019