Jennell concentrates her practice on intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and trademark disputes. She is a litigator who also assists clients with licensing and other agreements. A pharmacist and co-founder of a drug benefits consulting company prior to joining Carlson Caspers, Jennell blends her scientific, business, and legal knowledge to help clients reach favorable outcomes. Among recent matters, Jennell served as trial counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals in a patent infringement lawsuit involving Namenda XR®. She was also part of the core team that helped Teva Pharmaceuticals invalidate several patents listed in the Orange Book for OxyContin® through two bench trials and appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Her experience includes all aspects of complex federal litigation, including pre-filing investigations, discovery, motion practice, Markman hearings, pre-trial and trial practice, and appellate practice. She has also been involved with Inter Partes reviews before the USPTO. Jennell counsels clients in a variety of technological fields, including products used for prophylaxis, treatment, diagnosis, rehabilitation and monitoring of medical conditions, bio-agriculture, mechanical arts, and manufacturing processes.
Jennell is an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. She is a board member for the Hennepin Health Foundation and has represented clients in employment litigation matters through the Minnesota Federal Bar Association’s Pro Se project. Since 2013, Super Lawyers has named her a “Rising Star.”
William Mitchell College of Law
J.D., cum laude
Assistant Editor, William Mitchell Law Review
CALI Awards, Antitrust and IP Appellate Practice
University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
Ph.D., Social & Administrative Pharmacy
Iowa State University
B.S., Journalism, with distinction
Phi Beta Kappa
Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit