Kirsten Wiegand is a registered patent agent whose practice includes all aspects of domestic and foreign patent prosecution, due diligence of patent portfolios, valuation of patents and early-stage technologies, and strategic management of patent portfolios. Kirsten’s focus is on chemical and life science innovations, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, and other biotechnology innovations. She also has extensive experience supporting portfolios with wireless communications and wearable devices.
In her role as a patent agent, Kirsten works closely with clients to create and implement comprehensive protection strategies for their intellectual property. Her work requires her to partner with engineers and in-house counsel as well as foreign associates to handle the many moving parts of drafting and prosecuting large patent portfolios.
Before joining Sheridan Ross, Kirsten worked as a patent agent and patent engineer with Holland & Hart in Denver, where she worked with the patent systems group on a range of technologies. She also has previous experience as a chemical manufacturing intern with a pharmaceutical company. Kirsten earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biological engineering from the University of Colorado. While enrolled there, she served as a teaching assistant and was an active member of the Society of Women Engineers, the National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering, the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering and BOLD Scholars.