Her practice areas include patent application drafting and prosecution, infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate analysis, and intellectual property due diligence reviews.
Connie received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Connie served as an associate for the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal and completed the High Tech Certificate, Intellectual Property Specialization with honors. She also received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Biotechnology Law. During law school and post-graduation, Connie worked in-house to support the management and licensing of IP portfolios for academic and industry based clients.
Connie received her B.S. and M.S. from University of the Pacific. As a graduate student, Connie focused on understanding the molecular mechanics of black widow spider silk and how those properties related to the fiber’s high tensile strength, elasticity, and toughness. Connie expressed, purified, and characterized a novel cysteine-rich protein that assembled into dragline silk threads.
After completing her graduate studies, Connie worked in industry for a couple years as a research associate for Pharmacyclics, Inc. She conducted cell-based assays involving small-molecule inhibitors to investigate cytokine bioactivity and treatment effects of pharmaceutical compounds.