Inventors like working with Sarah Eisenman because she understands their work, processes and goals. With experience in scientific research as a graduate student studying molecular biology, Sarah is able to gain the trust of her clients because she knows the science and the processes behind their inventions.
With a practice focused on patent prosecution in the medical device and biotechnology fields, Sarah can easily communicate the impact of patent laws and regulations on her clients’ processes and outcomes. Her practice also extends to mechanical technologies in fields including manufacturing and aerospace.
Because patent law is an evolving landscape, Sarah strives to stay on top of judicial interpretation of patent law and guidance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in order to best guide clients through the process of obtaining patents.
Before joining the firm, Sarah was an associate with a boutique intellectual property law firm in the Twin Cities. There, she developed her skills in drafting and prosecuting patent applications pertaining to medical device technologies and biotechnologies, including cardiac and vascular devices and molecular diagnostics; prosecuting U.S. patents; and providing instructions to foreign counsel on non-U.S. patent prosecution.
Sarah was a legal research assistant at the Public Health Law Center and a legal extern to Judge Kristin Siegesmund of the Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County. In those roles, she performed research and legal analysis, drafted memoranda and observed numerous hearings and trials.
While earning her master’s degree, Sarah was a graduate student researcher at the Hackett Molecular & Cellular Biology Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, where she designed and carried out in vivo experiments in the area of gene therapy. In her research, she evaluated RecA bacterial protein as a targeting agent to direct Sleeping Beauty transposon activity to a selected repetitive element within a murine genome.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers