Ms. Gruber Reif's practice focuses on patent prosecution for chemical, computer and electrical engineering. Kristen offers legal advice to clients on patent law issues in the United States and foreign jurisdictions.
Prior to beginning her legal career, Kristen's extensive background in engineering included work as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin. As a systems engineer, she was involved in the design and testing of defense systems, as well as the design and testing of equipment for the International Space Station and Space Shuttle. In addition to a degree in chemical and petroleum engineering, Kristen also holds a degree in software systems engineering. Prior to joining Sheridan Ross, she served as a patent attorney for Osha Liang, LLP.
University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 2010)
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Masters of Engineering, 2009; Masters of Business Administration, 2004)
Colorado School of Mines (B.S. in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering; 2000)
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2008
Texas Bar Association