Jennifer Dienes concentrates on patent prosecution and litigation. Building on her background in biochemistry and molecular biology, she prosecutes patent applications involving the biological, chemical, and mechanical arts, including stem cells, genetic innovations, medical devices, and chemical formulations. In addition, she drafts freedom-to-operate opinions involving diverse technologies, and prosecutes trademark applications.
Jennifer serves clients throughout the entire patent litigation process, seeing them through all aspects of contested proceedings to trial and settlement. Her experience also includes drafting summary judgment motions, as well as motions relating to damages and dismissal. She also has familiarity working with experts to develop non-infringement and invalidity arguments.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Jennifer was an associate at another international law firm. She also previously served as part of a trial team handling a patent infringement jury trial and two retrials in the Southern District of California, involving ophthalmic lenses and allegations of infringement, invalidity, and unfair competition issues.
Jennifer previously worked as a lab technician in the Liebman lab at the University of Illinois, where she studied the effects of guanidine on fluorescent aggregates in prion-bearing yeast strains. As an undergraduate at Marquette University, she conducted research in the Yang lab, helping to characterize and sequence a novel calcium binding protein in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Note: This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Morgan Lewis.
Drafted and prosecuted domestic and international patent applications involving the biological, chemical, and mechanical arts, including stem cells, genetic innovations, medical devices, and chemical formulations
Performed analysis and rendered opinions directed to patentability, clearance, non-infringement, and invalidity regarding a variety of technologies
Counsel for plaintiff a manufacturer of marking, tracking and computer printing technologies.in Northern District of Illinois patent infringement litigation against competitor Intermec Inc., which resulted in an amicable settlement due to business considerations
Member of trial team defending eyeglass lens manufacturer against patent infringement lawsuit in the Southern District of California
Counseled clients regarding trademarks, including clearance and usage issues
Prosecuted trademark applications, including successfully obtaining a registration for an animated trademark
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2008, J.D.
Marquette University, 2005, B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Alumni Steering Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences, Marquette University