Ms. Jackson is a partner in the Charlotte office and focuses her practice on all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition, as well as client counseling, licensing and opinion work. She places particular emphasis on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, utilizing her unique chemical engineering background. Ms. Jackson has a depth of experience in chemical and materials-related inventions in the areas of specialty chemicals, chemistry, additives, surfactants, pigments, antimicrobials, energy, fuel cells, materials, films, fibers, nonwovens, polymers, bioengineering, and medical devices. Ms. Jackson has experience across a wide range of industries in providing opinions including patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions. She has experience in representing both international and domestic clients having both U.S. and foreign patent portfolios.
In addition to her patent practice, Ms. Jackson has a robust trademark practice. Ms. Jackson represents clients on trademark matters across a wide-range on industries including retail, technology, computer and other industries. She has experience in representing companies with large trademark portfolios, both U.S. and foreign.
In addition, Ms. Jackson has experience in representing financial and other service institutions in intellectual property matters including patent, trademark, licensing, and opinion work. Ms. Jackson has also counseled clients on technology licensing and technology development agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Jackson was an in-house intellectual property lawyer at Clariant Corporation. She was a guest lecturer on intellectual property at Wake Forest University MBA program in 2007.