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Laura Christiansen

IP Paralegal

Laura Christiansen is an IP Paralegal with experience in all aspects of US and foreign patent and trademark prosecution.  She assists the attorneys at Alliance IP in all stages of US and international patent and trademark filing, prosecution, and maintenance, including preparing and filing new patent and trademark applications, amendments and responses, assignments, information disclosure statements, petitions, powers of attorney, all other administrative filings and trademark maintenance, as well as interacting directly with clients, the USPTO, WIPO, and foreign associates.

 

Prior to joining Alliance IP, Laura was a paralegal at a national general practice law firm with a substantial intellectual property group.  She started her career as a receptionist and moved into office management. While working in office management, Laura regularly handled overflow work for the legal assistants and paralegals in her office and discovered that she really enjoyed legal work, especially intellectual property.  She pursued this path and was a legal assistant for the IP, litigation, and transactional groups. As a legal assistant, Laura gradually gained experience and responsibility in IP, which was her highest area of interest, finally transitioning to an IP Paralegal role specializing in US and foreign patent and trademark prosecution.  Laura has 7+ years of experience working in IP and has managed small and large domestic and international patent and trademark portfolios.

 

Laura graduated from Western New England University with a B.A. in English Literature, summa cum laude.  Laura is an avid dog lover and enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.