Jennifer V. Suarez
"I find it gratifying to help improve a client’s bottom line by actively pursuing ways to monetize their IP assets, relying on both my legal and technical know-how."

Jennifer V. SuarezAssociate

San Diego
9330 Scranton Road
Suite 350
San Diego, CA 92121VCard
858.552.1311 
312.577.7007 fax
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Education

J.D., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law), 2012
M.S., Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications Specialty), Southern Methodist University, 2003B.S., Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Specialty), Southern Methodist University, 1997

Services

Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

TexasU.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Jennifer V. Suarez is a registered patent attorney who currently focuses her practice on domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution, primarily in the electrical, mechanical, software, and medical arts. She also counsels clients on strategic development of their IP assets, conducts examiner interviews, and responds to USPTO and PCT office actions.

Jennifer leverages her 18 years of prior experience as an engineer working in corporations spanning multiple disciplines to assist clients with technologies including these:

  • Consumer and commercial electronics
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical devices
  • Radar and electro-optical communications
  • Server and database administration
  • Unmanned vehicles
  • Irrigation and irrigation control
  • Business and retail management


Before joining Fitch Even, Jennifer was a patent attorney with an IP law boutique based in Austin, Texas. Prior to earning her law degree, she worked as an electrical engineer in large companies in manufacturing, product research and development, process development, and product acceptance. Jennifer’s work included system integration and testing of a complex radar system, which involved system operation, fault analysis, and problem troubleshooting and resolution. She also reverse-engineered and reevaluated a prior design to support the upgrade of old system test sets. In addition, Jennifer designed fiber optic communication networks.

Jennifer’s many years of engineering experience in corporate settings provides her with a deeper comprehension of her clients’ intellectual property issues and challenges.

Jennifer is fluent in Tagalog and is proficient in conversational Spanish.

 



Recommends and directs prosecution responses to foreign associates in Japan, China, Great Britain, Europe, and India.

Prepares and prosecutes foreign and domestic patent applications directed to retail and consumer electronics products for a large technology company.

Performs freedom-to-operate analysis.

Prepared and prosecuted foreign and domestic patent applications directed to computer hardware, software, and architecture for a large technology company.

Prosecuted foreign and domestic patent applications directed to telecommunications, semiconductor, and mobile technologies for a large wireless telecommunications company.

Prosecuted domestic patent applications directed to financial hardware and software products for a financial company.

Prosecuted domestic patent applications for multiple small technology companies.

Presentations

  • “Working Smarter with Patent Counsel: Tips for Inventors and In-House Lawyers,” Fitch Even Webinar, January 23, 2019.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
    • Volunteer Attorney, 2013–14

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