Ms. O’Brien is an Associate in the D.C. office of Cherian LLP focusing primarily on patent litigation, both in federal court and before the USPTO. Her litigation practice involves strategic consideration of concurrent proceedings in different forums and the management of post-grant matters at the USPTO.

Ms. O’Brien has experience in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, patent transactions, and patent litigation. She has counseled technology companies, ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500s, and helped those clients protect, monetize, and enforce their patent rights. From these experiences, Ms. O’Brien understands the needs of client-companies and the constraints that affect business decisions.

Ms. O’Brien received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, with a concentration in Material Science, from the University of Virginia. She received her law degree from Boston College Law School and served as the Managing Editor of the intellectual property law journal.

Patent Litigation, IP Transactions & Licensing, Patent Prosecution and Inter Partes Review proceedings, Intellectual Property Strategies

State Bar Admission and USPTO Registration:
District of Columbia
New Jersey
USPTO Patent Attorney, Reg. No. 76,2015

Court Admissions:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Boston College Law School, JD
University of Virginia, BS, Biomedical Engineering – Material Science

Professional Affiliations:
PTAB Bar Association
ChiPs, Women in IP