Ina Quinn

Of Counsel

Ina Quinn focuses her practice on patent preparation, prosecution, and client counseling, particularly in the chemical, material science and biochemical/life sciences fields. With prior experience as in-house counsel and a patent examiner with the USPTO, Ina’s background enables her to advise clients with insights from multiple perspectives. By understanding a client’s business goals and knowing which strategies are most successful in patent prosecution with the USPTO, she is able to effectively navigate the process for her clients. As a result, she avoids stagnant legal strategies that can be costly and do not always yield results while helping her clients reach the desired outcome more efficiently.

In her early legal career as a Patent Examiner for the U.S Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Ina gained experience in technologies ranging from organic polymer-based and inorganic refractory compositions for coatings industry, electrochemical cells manufacturing, semiconductors processing, additive manufacturing (3D-printing), fiber optic processing, and coating methods (plasma, laser, vapor, chemical deposition technologies, and related equipment). Following this role, Ina also worked in-house and in law firm environments, where she counseled clients in oil and gas, petrochemicals, medical/pharmaceutical, and biotech industries.

Ina understands that patents are critical business tools that her clients use to reach their goals and become competitive in their industries. That’s why she enjoys counseling her clients on which strategies will best protect their IP now and in the future. She routinely counsels clients from the inception of an inventive concept, through the drafting and preparation of a patent application, followed by navigating the complex prosecution process with the USPTO and foreign patent offices.

Ina also provides legal opinions with respect to validity, invalidity, freedom to operate, patentability and patent landscape assessments. Through her counsel, Ina’s clients receive clear advice on whether to move forward with a product or consider creative solutions to avoid potential infringement risks. Ina prioritizes building relationships with her clients, ensuring communication is always open, timely, and effective. This results in increased efficiency for busy inventors and companies.

Education & Credentials

Education

Michigan State University

J.D.
  • Journal of Medicine and Intellectual Property, administrative Editor

University of Florida

B.S., Chemical Engineering
  • Cum Laude

Bar Admission

  • Illinois

Publications/Presentations

The Fight Against Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals: Innovative Technologies to the Rescue?, Law Update, Aug. 2017

Oil & Gas: Innovation and IP Protection to Combat an Uncertain Future, Law Update, Dec. 2016

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