With an educational background in biology, chemistry, and molecular genetics, Kristin Yohannan combines technical expertise with years of experience at the USPTO and as a trial attorney, litigating patent, trademark, and trade dress cases that cover the chemical, medical device, electrical, mechanical, and biotech fields.
She has experience with venues like the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. Yohannan also has served as lead counsel in cases before several federal district courts, and has argued 15 cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In a recent win, she and the Morrison & Foerster team were successful in defending client Spansion against a patent infringement suit filed by Tessera, a publicly traded patent licensing company. An ITC administrative law judge ruled that neither Spansion nor any of the six defendants infringed Tessera's patents.
She is Managing Editor for the Federal Circuit Bar Association Journal.
Ms. Yohannan graduated with high honors from The George Washington University Law School, where she was also elected to the Order of the Coif.