Betsy Derwinski focuses on U.S. and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution, currently devoting a significant portion of her practice to leading athletic footwear and apparel manufacturers. Betsy also has extensive experience in medical devices, surgical equipment and methods of use, including cardiovascular devices and products used in reproductive health technology. In addition to patent application preparation and prosecution, she provides patentability, validity and infringement analyses and opinions, and counsels clients on patent portfolio management and strategic planning.
Betsy develops a thorough understanding of a client’s business and the industries in which they operate. This allows her to craft tailored solutions that provide the broadest possible patent protection for a client’s crucial innovations with an eye to the specific competitive environment they face.
Always thinking forward, Betsy understands that every case is unique and is part of the broader picture that is her client’s current and future business success.
Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Cook Alex Ltd., Chicago, Illinois
"The Incredible Shrinking Patent World: Protecting Medical Device Patents in Light of Increasingly Strict § 101 Patentability Standards," American Conference Institute 4th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents, Chicago, March 24, 2014
Secured patent protection for innovations in cardiac and vessel repair that have resulted in major advances in surgical procedures and outcomes.
Manages the patent portfolio for a large athletic apparel manufacturer, particularly involving innovative new materials, designs and technologies that are redefining the category.