EDUCATIONJ.D., Suffolk University
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas at Austin
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Patrea L. Pabst, J.D.
Ms. Pabst advises corporations, universities, and investors in start-up and early stage initiatives. Her clients include some of the most innovative companies and cutting edge technologies of today. Her practice covers the evaluation of technology to assess patentability and valuation; prosecution before the USPTO and coordination of corresponding foreign filings; strategic planning for her clients’ immediate and long term goals; and rendering legal opinions. Ms. Pabst also handles administrative proceedings including reexaminations, interference proceedings in the US, and opposition proceedings before foreign patent offices.
Ms. Pabst is committed to excellence in all areas of her practice. She is personally dedicated to her clients, their commercial objectives and budgetary requirements. Ms. Pabst’s innate ability to synthesize and describe even the most complex innovations allows her to design comprehensive yet practical and business-oriented solutions that ultimately support her client’s bottom line. As a result, many of Ms. Pabst’s clients have chosen to remain with her for decades, a testament to her constancy, productivity and value year after year.
Ms. Pabst spent nearly a decade in medical research prior to becoming an intellectual property lawyer. As a result, she understands from personal experience how the research process works.
Ms. Pabst has authored numerous articles and book chapters, is an inventor and holds her own patents. She is also a member of the Health Care Advisory Council, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of Tissue Engineering. She received a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin in Plan II and Biology in 1975; an M.S. in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1977; and a J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University in Boston, MA in 1985.