Gillian prepares and prosecutes U.S. patent applications and assists with the preparation and prosecution of international and foreign patent applications.
Gillian has primary expertise in the area of chemistry, including pharmaceuticals, batteries, analyte detection, cellular imaging, nanoparticles, nanostructured films and coatings, and silicon/silane production. Prior to becoming a patent agent, Gillian taught general chemistry, chemistry for engineering majors, and basic chemistry, in addition to laboratory courses in general chemistry, quantitative analysis, environmental chemistry, and nutrition chemistry. She also worked as a research assistant in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology at two of Oregon’s leading research universities.
Gillian became a patent agent at Klarquist in 2008.
M.S., Chemistry, Western Illinois University, 1986
B.S. with High Honors in Chemistry, Western Illinois University, 1984
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008 (Reg. No. 62,755)
Lewis & Clark College | Adjunct Instructor, 2006 | Portland, OR
Taught general chemistry course and laboratory.
Wallenstein, Wagner, & Rockey | Legal Assistant, 2003 – 2006 | Chicago, IL
Assisted attorneys in patent and trademark prosecution.
Portland Community College | Part-time Adjunct Instructor, 1994 – 2000; 2001 – 2002 | Portland, OR
Taught courses and laboratories in chemistry for engineering majors and basic chemistry.
Lewis & Clark College | Chemistry Laboratory Director, 1989 – 2000 | Portland, OR
Taught laboratories in general chemistry, quantitative analysis, environmental chemistry, and nutrition; developed laboratory course materials; developed and managed departmental safety program; hired and supervised departmental student employees.
Oregon Health & Science University | Senior Research Assistant, 1988 – 1989 | Portland, OR
Breast cancer research.
University of Oregon | Research Assistant, 1986 – 1988 | Eugene, OR
Gene activation and transcription research.
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Oregon Patent Law Association
Presentations & Publications
Underwood, D. C.; Knickerbocker, H.; Gardner, G.; Condliffe, D. P.; Sprague, K. U. Silk gland-specific tRNA (Ala) genes are tightly clustered in the silkworm genome, Mol Cell Biol. 1988 December; 8(12): 5504-5512