Crissa A. Cook

Adjunct Faculty

Crissa Cook joined Hovey Williams LLP in 2005 as a clerk while pursuing her law degree. Now an associate, her practice focuses primarily on serving clients in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology and life sciences, food sciences, and the mechanical arts. Her specialties include the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. She also helps clients manage and evaluate their IP portfolios as well as those of their competitors, including the preparation of patentability, invalidity, and infringement analyses. She also counsels clients regarding licensing, investor due diligence, and trade secret matters.

Courses Taught:
  • Patent Practice

 


Practice Areas

"New FDA medical device reforms proposed," Orthopedics Today (March 2011); "Constructive Criticism: Phillips v. AWH Corp. and the Continuing Ambiguity of Patent Claim Construction Principles," 55 University of Kansas Law Review 255 (2006).

Education

J.D., B.A., Kansas, 2007, 2003

Admitted

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009; Kansas, 2008; Missouri, 2007

Career History

Associate, Hovey Williams LLP, 2007-present

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
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  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
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