Sarah practices intellectual property law with a focus on patent litigation at Carlson Caspers. She represents clients in patent infringement actions, with an emphasis on defending generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation (also referred to as ANDA litigation). In addition, Sarah has represented clients in traditional patent litigation and trademark infringement matters. Sarah regularly participates in the development of litigation and settlement strategies, depositions and discovery, and preparation of witnesses for trial.
As a lawyer and chemical engineer, Sarah has a solid command of her clients’ technologies and helps companies understand and protect the full market value of their products and processes. Sarah’s clients include U.S.-based and multinational corporations in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and engineered materials industries, whose products achieve annual sales of more than $1 billion.
After earning her degree in chemical engineering, Sarah worked in the quality department of General Mills, where she gained firsthand experience in evaluating the composition of various products and raw materials. As student at the University of Iowa, Sarah worked in a genetic research lab, assisting in experiments to understand the function and regulation of particular ion channels that are linked to hypertension and cystic fibrosis. She also served an internship with Cargill, where she was involved in projects involving agricultural commodities, refining processes and the production of ingredients used in consumer products.
In the April 2014 issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and the April 2013 issue of Twin Cities Business, Sarah was listed among the “Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota.” Since 2012, Sarah has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Sarah is a member of the Development Committee of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Sarah is also a volunteer attorney with the Children’s Law Center. In law school, Sarah was a staff member of the William Mitchell Law Review.
William Mitchell College of Law
J.D., magna cum laude
Staff Member, William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 31
University of Iowa
B.S., Chemical Engineering
Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office