Natalie R. Pous

Natalie Pous has a diverse practice spanning several aspects of intellectual property law, including patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, patent prosecution, due diligence and counseling. Her litigation experience includes actions before the International Trade Commission and district court, involving technologies such as microprocessors, cellular and wireless communications, acoustics, and databases. Ms. Pous also represents clients in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, including inter partes review. She has prosecuted patent applications in various technologies including  medical devices, software, green energy and consumer devices, by drafting new applications, responding to office actions and performing strategic analyses of patent portfolios. She also has experience performing due diligence freedom to operate searches and analyses, including drafting opinions on invalidity and non-infringement.

Prior to law school, Ms. Pous was a patent examiner for surgical instrument art at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. While there, she examined patent applications for compliance and related statutory requirements, researched subject matter and searched for prior art relating to patent claims, conducted interviews with patent practitioners and communicated findings on patentability.

In addition, Ms. Pous served as an intern in the Office of Patent Legal Administration at the USPTO. As an intern, she reviewed notices related to rule changes, oversaw and made decisions on reexamination petitions, reviewed reissue applications and created slide sets to educate attorneys on potential changes to patent laws and rules.

While attending law school, Ms. Pous was a Dean's Fellow for the Legal Research and Writing Program. As a Dean's Fellow, she assisted a professor, taught and counseled first year law students in legal research, writing and citation.

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  • Education

    • JD, George Washington University Law School, 2010

      with honors Staff Member, Federal Circuit Bar Journal; Member, Student Intellectual Property Law Association
    • BEng, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2005

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

    • United States Patent and Trademark Office