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Areas of Practice
  • Chemical & Materials Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademarks
Overview
Education
Bar Admissions
Past Experience
Honors & Awards
Overview
Overview

Lea E. Westman is a registered patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner. Her practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, and clearance opinions, primarily in materials science, chemical engineering, and biotechnology.

During law school, she founded the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. Additionally, she was sponsored by the Federal Bar Association to compete in the Thurgood Marshall moot court competition in Washington, D.C., and participated in UST’s litigation practicum. Prior to law school, Lea earned her B.S. in chemistry from Pepperdine University, and worked as a chemist, researching microbial fuel cells and lithium ion batteries in a materials science laboratory.

In her free time, Lea coaches the University of St. Thomas team to the AIPLA Moot Court Competition. In 2018, her students won the MIPLA state tournament and the AIPLA Midwest Regional Tournament.

Education
Education

University of St. Thomas
Minneapolis, MN, 2015
J.D., Cum Laude

Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA, 2011
B.S. Chemistry, emphasis Biochemistry
Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions
Minnesota
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Past Experience
Past Experience

Kinney & Lange, P.A.
Minneapolis, MN
Attorney, 2015-2019
Law Clerk, 2015

HRL Laboratories
Malibu, CA
Chemist, Materials & Sensors Laboratory, 2010-2012
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards

Community Service Award – 200 Hours, 2015
University of St. Thomas School of Law

Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Scholarship, 2015
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Sponsorship, 2013
Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter

Presidential Scholarship, 2007-2011
Pepperdine University