Jenn O'Connell

Jenn O’Connell

Patent Attorney

In her 17-year career, Jenn has managed global patent portfolios for multiple, large international corporations including all aspects of patent procurement from preparation through prosecution. She has worked shoulder to shoulder with in-house counsel, sales teams, R&D, inventors, and foreign counsel to obtain, defend, protect, monetize, and enforce intellectual property.

Jenn has proven experience in the areas of intellectual property planning and execution, global portfolio management, consultation, and strategic decision-making. She has a strong background in industries including materials, metallurgy, solar technology, printing, packaging, automotive, steelmaking, industrial goods, and manufacturing with proven success in achieving short- and long-term goals.

Specialties and Skills: Patent Procurement | Portfolio Creation & Management | Patent Support | Issues Resolution | Team Leadership | AIA Trials | Complex Problem Solving | Strategic Planning & Execution | Due Diligence Support | Risk Analysis & Mitigation


DePaul University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2005

Lehigh University
B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering 2001

Lehigh University
B.S., Environmental Engineering, 2002

Activities & Affiliations

PTAB Bar Association – Board of Directors 2023-2026, Past Chair – Appeals to the PTAB Committee

PTAB Pro Bono Committee Administrator 2022-Present

Women in Intellectual Property Network (WIN) Mentor Circle Leader 2019-Present

NC Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, NCIPA, NCAWA


Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 2022

New York, 2006

United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2005