Jennifer Junkin assists clients to protect their innovations, focusing her practice in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the mechanical arts.  Her practice also includes IP due diligence, portfolio management, and freedom to operate and infringement opinions.  Jennifer has experience with intellectual property transactional matters, including trademark prosecution; and with commercial and intellectual property litigation, including inter partes review (IPR), Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, and District Court litigation. Representative technologies include aerospace, cybersecurity, computer methods, engine components, industrial equipment, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems, and online gaming.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jennifer was at Pratt & Whitney, where she provided intellectual property support to the Power Systems business unit, collaborating with engineers on invention disclosures, patent analysis, and clearance analysis.  She has six years of engineering experience working with gas turbine engines at the jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation.  Jennifer is a patented inventor, holding a U.S. patent related to turbine engine technology.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O’Connor Johnson KindnessPLLC
      Seattle, WA, 2019 - present
    • Holland & Hart, LLP
      Salt Lake City, UT, 2013 - 2018
    • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
      Reston, VA, 2012 - 2013
    • United Technologies Corporation – Pratt & Whitney
      Patent Liaison, East Hartford, CT, 2012
    • Workman Nydegger
      Summer Associate, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009
  • Technical Experience

    • Engineer
      United Technologies Corporation – Pratt & Whitney, 2006 – 2009 and 2010 - 2012
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs)
    • Forward Together Network
  • Patents

    • U.S. Patent No. 7,878,756:  Systems and Methods for Controlling Seal Clearance in a Turbine Engine; Davis, T., Reid, J.

Education

    • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2010
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2005

Bar & Court Admissions

    • Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (retired)
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Utah State Bar
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