Claire Saskowski is one of Beem Patent Law Firm’s associates. As a part of the Beem Team, she meets with clients, scientists and engineers to gather invention disclosure and technical details for preparation and prosecution of patent applications – including skillful drafting of office action responses across a range of technical fields, preparing for examiner interviews, reviewing preliminary patent searches, filing patent elements, and drafting briefs for appeals and post grant procedures. She works closely with in-house counsel, technical managers, and inventors to advance protection of proprietary technologies and ensure intellectual property needs of the client are met.

Legal and technical experience

After earning both a B.S. in biomedical engineering and a J.D. from the University of Iowa, Claire assists clients in both patent prosecution and patent litigation matters, as well as trademark registrations. From initial searches and application drafting to non-disclosure agreements and pre-trial motion practice, Claire has experience with many phases of protecting intellectual property rights for businesses.

Claire has the ability to effectively communicate with inventors, clients, and patent examiners. Experienced in many technologies, including biomedical, mechanical, chemical, and software, Claire has assisted with matters involving imaging devices, mechanical devices, biochemicals, biomaterials, prosthetics, medical record software, solar panels, and LED’s.

During her time in law school, Claire worked with the University of Iowa Research Foundation as an Intellectual Property Analyst, where she performed extensive patent searches, prepared detailed patent claim charts, and communicated technical advantages and disadvantages to inventors, licensing managers and attorneys.

Education and professional experience

Admitted: 2017, Illinois.
Member: Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association.

J.D., 2017, The University of Iowa Law School, Iowa City, IA; recipient of The University of Iowa Law School Merit Scholarship.
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2014, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.