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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
Honors & Awards
Speaking Engagements
Overview
Overview

Lea E. Westman is a registered patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. Her practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, and clearance opinions, primarily in materials science, chemical engineering, and biotechnology.

During law school, she founded the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. Additionally, she was sponsored by the Federal Bar Association to compete in the Thurgood Marshall moot court competition in Washington, D.C., and participated in UST’s litigation practicum. 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 free time, Lea coaches the University of St. Thomas team to the AIPLA Moot Court Competition. In 2018, her students won the MIPLA state tournament and the AIPLA Midwest Regional Tournament, where they were awarded Best Brief, and advanced to the AIPLA National Competition in Washington, D.C. In 2019, her students were finalists at the AIPLA Midwest Regional Tournament, and advanced to the AIPLA National Competition in Washington, D.C., where they placed sixth in the nation.

Education
Education

University of St. Thomas
Minneapolis, MN, 2015
J.D., Cum Laude

Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA, 2011
B.S. Chemistry, emphasis Biochemistry
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions
Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Associations
Head Coach – AIPLA Moot Court at the University of St. Thomas School of Law

Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards

Community Service Award – 200 Hours, 2015
University of St. Thomas School of Law

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

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

Presidential Scholarship, 2007-2011
Pepperdine University
Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements

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