Jennifer O'Connell Profile


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Jennifer L. O'Connell

Partner, New York Office

Jenn focuses on patent procurement, patent enforcement and managing worldwide patent portfolios. Her patent procurement practice includes evaluating patentability of inventions, drafting patent applications and all aspects of patent prosecution including appeals before the PTAB. Jenn also has experience with AIA proceedings including Inter Partes Review. She provides opinions on patent validity, patent infringement and freedom-to-operate. Jenn also manages foreign patent prosecution around the world for her clients. She represents manufacturing companies, both large and small, in a diverse area of technologies including metallurgy, solar, printing, auto, glass and transportation.

While being a native New Yorker, Jenn has spent time living in the Mid-West and West. She has an appreciation for the simple things in life: smiles, coffee, and a good run. Jenn also enjoys hiking. She has reached Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu. She has also trekked Mt. Kenya, Mt. Chomolhari, Mt. Fitz Roy, Torres del Paine, the Alps, the Sierra Nevadas, the Appalachian Trail and the PCT.

Jenn has been a member of a NYSWBA mentor circle for over ten years and is a member of the Ex Parte Appeals committee of the PTAB Bar Association.


DePaul University College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2005

Lehigh University

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2002

B.S., Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2002


  • New York State
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office