Phone: (612) 436-9648

Jennell advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property and business matters, with a focus on patent, trade secret, trademark, and pharmacy law matters.

A pharmacist and co-founder of a drug benefits consulting company prior to joining Carlson Caspers, Jennell blends her scientific, industry, and legal knowledge to help clients achieve favorable business 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 advocacy.  She has also been involved with Inter Partes reviews before the USPTO.  Jennell counsels clients in a variety of technological fields, including products and services used for prophylaxis, treatment, diagnosis, rehabilitation and monitoring of medical conditions, bio-agriculture, pharmacy, and the mechanical arts.

Jennell is an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota and is a course director for Law in Pharmacy Practice. She is a board member for the Hennepin Healthcare Foundation and has represented clients in employment litigation matters through the Minnesota Federal Bar Association’s Pro Se project. Every year since 2013, Super Lawyers has named her a “Rising Star.”


William Mitchell College of Law
J.D., cum laude
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Cybaris®
Assistant Editor, William Mitchell Law Review
CALI Awards, Antitrust and IP Appellate Practice

University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
Ph.D., Social & Administrative Pharmacy
Pharm. D.

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