Dr. Kiersten Batzli is a Technical Advisor in the Global Intellectual Property Practice Group. Kiersten employs her technical and scientific background to draft patent applications, provide targeted patent prosecution strategies, and provide analysis for portfolio management. Kiersten also has experience assisting in patent infringement, validity and freedom to operate analyses.
Kiersten is comfortable working in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices and healthcare, consumer electronics, semiconductors, and security systems. Kiersten has a particular emphasis in materials science and has applied her experience to various polymer technologies and medical technologies, including implantable heart pumps, implantable prosthetics, respiratory systems, and drug-eluting stent technologies.
Kiersten received bachelor's degrees with university honors in both Physics and Philosophy from American University in Washington, DC. She received her doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, where she was a fellow in the Office of Technology Transfer. Kiersten’s graduate work focused on the use of protein-based fibrils as templates for nanowire construction. Kiersten is the author of several research papers in scientific journals
Prior to joining the Firm, Kiersten worked as a technical advisor at an international law firm in Boston.
Bars and Courts
US Patent and Trademark Office
University of Michigan
K. Batzli, et al., "Formation of platinum-coated templates of insulin nanowires used in reducing 4-Nitrophenol," MSE C (2014)
K. Batzli, et al., "Agitation of amyloid proteins to speed aggregation measured by ThT Fluorescence: A call for standardization," MSE C (2014)