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Katrena A. Sweetney*

Intellectual Property Administrator

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Katrena assists the firm’s IP lawyers in representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trade Office to procure patenting for their inventions. To this end, she assists with the preparation and filing of documents at all stages of patent prosecution, from the Provisional, Utility, Divisional, Continuations, 371 (U.S. National Phase) and Track One applications themselves, to ensuring compliance with formal requirements and Claims for Priority to Responses to Restriction Requirements, Non-Final, and Final Office Actions, and through appeal. She also works closely with lawyers to maintain a daily docket and ensure all due dates are met, and coordinates communication with clients throughout the process.

Katrena has worked in the intellectual property law field, with a particular concentration in patent prosecution, since 2002. 


Community Involvement

Volunteer, Free Evangelistic Church 

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