Kristina Hartman is a law clerk at New River Valley IP Law. Ms. Hartman manages the administration and maintenance of the IP portfolios of firm clients, including domestic, foreign, and international trademark and patent prosecution. In particular, Ms. Hartman prepares and files patent applications and office action responses, performs legal and supportive prosecution-related research, such as prior art searches, and reviews and finalizes US and foreign PTO filings for compliance with official rules and procedures.
Ms. Hartman has experience in preparing chemical, mechanical, life science, and biotechnology patent applications; with specific experience in optoelectronics, email systems, medical devices, plants, and food science. Ms. Hartman also provides attorney support by preparing, coordinating execution of, and verifying PTO-compliance of supplemental legal documents. Ms. Hartman further oversees the firm’s electronic docketing system and is responsible for ensuring timely interactions with government authorities and foreign counsel by all firm professionals to meet required deadlines.
Ms. Hartman earned her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech, where she focused on life science related disciplines, such as Microbiology, Ecology, and Genetics. In preparation for law school, Ms. Hartman elected to take various law-related courses, including IP-related law classes. Ultimately, Ms. Hartman plans to attend law school to study intellectual property law.
Of special interest, Ms. Hartman served on the governing body of one of our nation’s leading research universities, advocating for the student body with a seat on Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors from 2009-2010. Ms. Hartman also served as an Undergraduate Representative to the Energy and Sustainability Committee and was Director of Community Initiatives for the Student Government Association Executive Branch, in which capacity she founded and implemented the home football game recycling program at Virginia Tech.