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Lisa Schreihart

Lisa Schreihart

Lisa M. Schreihart is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Group. Her practice is primarily focused on preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Lisa’s technological experience spans 20 years in numerous industries, including avionics, automotive, supply chain, and electronics manufacturing. Lisa’s technical background includes data processing, radio frequency network communications, semiconductor development, alternative energy, and systems development of highly integrated software, firmware, electronic, and mechanical avionics subsystems.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Lisa served a large avionics and defense contractor as a systems engineer and project manager. Her roles included architecting systems, drafting formal engineering documentation, covering the engineering lifecycle from requirements through design and certification, validating subsystems, planning and coordinating product builds, and supporting SWaP-C (size, weight, and power, plus cost) reduction initiatives for advanced military communications equipment. Lisa also supported advanced technology groups as a program manager, technology reviewer, and a bid and proposal manager for rapid prototype radio programs for air, ground, fixed, and hand-held platform applications that included simulation software, semiconductor development, interface development, and environmental hardening of electromechanical equipment. Lisa worked closely with semiconductor vendors and the military in the development of high-power, wide bandgap GaN-on-Si technology for high-volume, short time-to-field technology insertion. Lisa was an instrumental participant in one of the first technology programs to successfully undergo the Defense Acquisition University’s new manufacturing readiness assessment. While engineering, Lisa earned her Master of Business Administration degree (High Distinction) from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.

At Marquette University’s College of Engineering, where she earned both Honors Bachelor and Master of Electrical Engineering degrees, Lisa focused on digital and analog controls, as well as solar energy. Lisa was a two-year participant on Marquette’s solar boat racing team, for which she designed the custom solar panels for a boat that raced in several collegiate competitions in the U.S. and at the Hamanako Race Boat Stadium in Japan, where her team was the only collegiate entry against corporations such as Yamaha and Roland Corporation. Lisa also completed a successful summer internship at Argonne National Laboratory, working on a Department of Energy project to outfit a satellite tag tracking system with solar panels and rechargeable batteries for managing the safe long-term storage and occasional transport of nuclear warheads. Lisa maintained an interest in biomedical instrumentation and graduated with a minor in biomedical engineering with an electronics emphasis.

During law school, Lisa was an associate editor for the Northern Kentucky Law Review. Her diverse writing interests included automotive hacking, self-driving vehicles, and the technological considerations in the risk assessment of transportation networking company (TNC) technology (also known as “ride-sharing”). Lisa was also a student clinician, working with entrepreneurs and small business leaders on business formation and contract law matters, in the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law’s Small Business and Non-Profit Law Clinic. Additionally, she was a tax law clerk for a private practice, working with business and individual clients on tax-related matters, including inventory valuation, estate planning, and real estate investment strategy. Lisa graduated magna cum laude from NKU Chase College of Law and was the 2015 student scholarship winner for the All-Ohio Annual Institute On Intellectual Property (AOAIOIP).

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Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law
magna cum laude
University of Iowa Tippie College of Business
with high distinction
Marquette University
Marquette University


District of Columbia


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • DC Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of DC
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Maryland Justice Association