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Laura L. Petrasky

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Laura is an intellectual property litigator with a background in engineering and experience in the automotive industry. She focuses her practice on patent litigation and Section 337 cases in the International Trade Commission.

While earning her law degree, Laura served as a legal intern with the US International Trade Commission’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations, where she reviewed complaints, prepared memoranda, and wrote responses to petitions for review and motions in limine. Earlier, as a summer associate in the Massachusetts office of an intellectual property law firm, she researched patentability issues, drafted patent office filings, and assisted with patent due diligence and clearance investigations. She was also a legal intern for the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Low-Income Taxpayer Project. In law school, Laura served as the editor of IDEA®: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and was a teaching assistant for the Legal Analysis and Writing I and II classes.

Before law school, Laura was a production engineer, and earlier a customer service engineer & quality assurance engineer, at a Michigan-based manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for the automotive industry. Her work at the company included overseeing the testing of new production processes, testing and analysis of battery cells, and managing customer service activities related to the manufacturer’s work with major automobile companies.

As an undergraduate, Laura served as a research assistant at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she conducted electrolysis experiments and studied the spatial electric potential resolution for retinal prosthesis microelectrode arrays. While earning her bachelor’s degree at Hope College, she conducted experiments on the breakdown and adsorption of antibiotics to nanoparticles and formatted MAPLE computer programs to study dimensionless vapor pressure equations.

Education

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center (JD, cum laude)
  • Hope College (BS, Engineering, cum laude)

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Federal Circuit Reminds the PTAB that the APA Process Still Matters

August 3, 2021 | Blog | By Daniel Weinger, Laura Petrasky

The Federal Circuit recently found that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) violates a patent owner’s procedural rights under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) when construing a disputed claim term by omitting an uncontested requirement in its construction.
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