Program: Patent Law and Practice
Crissa A. Seymour Cook
Crissa represents large, medium, and small clients across the U.S., as well as several internationally-based corporations and institutions. Her practice focuses primarily on serving clients in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology and life sciences, medicine, food sciences, and the mechanical arts. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law and Patent Practice, and a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Law.
Crissa joined Hovey Williams in 2005 as a clerk while pursuing her law degree. Her specialties include the preparation, prosecution, and licensing of U.S. and foreign patent applications. She also helps clients manage and evaluate their IP portfolios as well as those of their competitors, including the preparation of patentability, invalidity, and infringement analyses. Crissa also counsels clients regarding various IP agreements, investor due diligence, and trade secret matters. She finds the practice of Patent Law to be the perfect intersection of business, technology, and international law
- University of Kansas School of Law—Juris Doctor, 2007
- University of Kansas—Bachelor of Arts, Biology and French, with Highest Distinction, Honors, 2003
Honor and Achievements
- Kansas Bar Association IP Attorney of the Year, 2013
- Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement (University of Kansas School of Law)
Cost: Member $20.00, Non-member $23.00 (includes dinner, coffee, soda, iced tea, or water)
Membership meeting reservations are due by noon Monday, January 11, 2016. HPA is responsible for full payment based on final registrant count submitted. Any registrant unable to attend must cancel no later than noon Monday, January 11, 2016. If a reservation is not canceled by the deadline, full payment for the meeting is required.