Ms. Pearson's practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property from counseling clients on general intellectual property protection, drafting patent applications, and performing trade secret audits to enforcing clients’ patents or trademarks.
Her practice includes patent prosecution predominately within the mechanical engineering and software fields, intellectual property litigation, trade secret protection, trademark prosecution, and copyright registration.
Kendria, who has a background in aerospace engineering, works with clients to develop and implement intellectual property strategies tailored to their businesses. In her patent prosecution work, she prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications, including design patents. Kendria also prepares patent validity, patent infringement, and freedom to operate opinions, as well as intellectual property licensing agreements. Kendria also represents clients in intellectual property disputes and has experience at all stages of the litigation process from due diligence through trial.
She received both her bachelors and masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In addition, she completed a work and study abroad opportunity in Regensburg, Germany from 2004 to 2005. Kendria was the first University of Colorado student to complete an International Engineering Certificate, and she helped develop the international engineering program, which now sends numerous engineering students abroad each year.
Prior to joining Sheridan Ross, Kendria served as a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and for Sun Microsystems, Inc. She also worked for the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office and BioServe Space Technologies where she drafted software licenses. Prior to law school, she worked at Lockheed Martin and the Boeing Company as an engineering intern.
University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2012)
University of Colorado College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (M.S., B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2008)
Fachhochschule Regensburg (International Engineering Certificate in German)
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013
United States District Court, 2012
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Super Lawyers/Rising Stars, 2017
Speaker: "Patent Versus Trade Secret Protections: The Benefits and Pitfalls," American Chemical Society National Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2015.
WCM Industries v. IPS Corp., (W.D. Tenn) — Trial counsel for plaintiff in a patent infringement action involving multiple patents related to bath waste and overflow products. Following two-week jury trial, received a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff on all claims asserted, including a finding of willful infringement by defendant. Successfully defended against counterclaims of invalidity and non-infringement.
Court granted request to enhance the jury’s damage award due to willful infringement. Court found that: “based on the egregious nature of IPS’s conduct, that treble damages are appropriate.” Court trebled amount to more than $4.1 million.