Mara is a hands-on, get-involved, get-dirty patent attorney, having worked in industry in the chemical and coating fields prior to becoming an attorney. She enjoys touring production facilities and laboratories with inventors, always amazed by the new technology.
Mara’s practice focuses on IP procurement, management, and client counseling for the building and protection of the client’s business by providing individualized client service. Mara’s broad experience includes patent application drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patentability evaluations, patent infringement and design around opinions, validity opinions and due diligence investigations. Mara’s practice also includes general client counseling, including portfolio evaluation, management and foreign filing strategies, and short-term and long-term IP budget preparation.
Mara’s practice encompasses both mechanical devices and chemical technology. Specific areas of experience include polymer science including extrusion, casting, molding and other processing of polymers, and extruders and dies; fluid filtration for removal of particulate and chemical contaminants; semi-conductor, solid state and MEMS technology; nanotechnology; distillation and alcohol processing; food science; medical devices and medical sensors; ceramic structures and metal matrixes; and abrasive and grinding products and methods.
Mara is located in HPD’s Minnesota office on the east side of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area close to Hudson and River Falls, Wisconsin.
J.D – William Mitchell College of Law
B.S. Chemical Engineering – University of Michigan
Admitted to Practice
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Professional and Trade Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)