Yancy IP Law, PLLC


Jennifer P. Yancy









    Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University in 1995.  As an engineer, Jennifer worked as a laboratory inspector for several years with AASHTO at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


     Jennifer attended law school at George Mason University focusing her studies on intellectual property law.  During school, she concurrently worked as a patent researcher conducting patentability, infringement, and validity searches at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Jennifer became a patent agent in 2000 and a member of the Virginia State Bar in 2002.  In  2007, she was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.


     Since 1998, Jennifer has worked in the IP field at local intellectual property law firms and was a shareholder at a firm for several years.  Jennifer's practice includes various phases of patent and trademark law with an emphasis on patentability of inventions, registration and evaluation of trademarks, patent and trademark application preparation, filing and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, patent infringement and validity opinions, and due diligence investigations.  Jennifer counsels universities, corporations and individual clients on patent and trademark related issues and protection of inventions.  Jennifer's patent practice specializes in agricultural technologies, polymer chemistry, organic/inorganic chemistry, chemical  manufacturing, biotechnical technologies, and medical applications.  Jennifer has an extensive international practice which provides counseling to domestic and foreign clients regarding patent and trademark issues worldwide.