Rebecca A. Lindhorst is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group. She assists in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications and assists with patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses. Rebecca’s experience also extends to assisting in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Her areas of technical expertise include genetics, recombinant DNA technology, cancer biology, molecular biology, cellular biology, and enzymology.
Rebecca graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Law magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. She earned a concentration in Law, Technology, and the Arts with honors. During her time at Case Western, Rebecca served as an associate editor and a contributing editor for the CWRU Law Review. She published two in-depth Notes on the current state of patent eligibility in the United States and the European Union and a Comment on the Federal Circuit’s use of Rule 36 in PTAB appeals.
During law school, Rebecca completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She also worked as an Intellectual Property Extern for Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Rebecca worked as a law clerk for an intellectual property boutique law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where she assisted in patent prosecution.
Order of the Coif