Sarah focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. She primarily works on appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and patent cases before the district courts.
Sarah has represented clients in disputes relating to utility patents, design patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. She has experience in a wide range of technical fields, including software, medical devices, consumer products, payment systems, and power grid systems. She has also assisted clients in obtaining patents, copyright registrations, and trademark registrations.
Sarah joined Klarquist in 2016, after clerking for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before her clerkship, Sarah primarily practiced intellectual property litigation. She also assisted clients in obtaining intellectual property protection and prepared software licenses, assignments, and other agreements relating to intellectual property.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2011
- B.S., Biology, with honors, Calvin College, 2008
- Washington, 2019
- Oregon, 2017
- Utah, 2012
- Michigan, 2011 (inactive)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2012 (Reg. No. 70,804)
Software & Internet Technology
Agriculture & Food Science
Life Sciences & Biotechnology
Medical Devices & Diagnostics
- Parsons Behle & Latimer | Litigation Associate, 2014 – 2015 | Salt Lake City, Utah
- Workman Nydegger | Litigation Associate, 2011 – 2014 | Salt Lake City, Utah
- Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
- Member, Utah Bar Intellectual Property Section (Secretary, 2021 – 2022)
- Member, Women Lawyers of Utah
- Member, Oregon Patent Law Association (Treasurer, 2017 – 2021)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit | Law Clerk to Judge Jimmie V. Reyna, 2015-2016 | Washington, D.C.
Honors & Awards
- 2022 The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Intellectual Property Litigation
- 2014 Mountain States Rising Stars in Intellectual Property, Super Lawyers Magazine
Presentations & Publications
- “Using a Phillips Construction in all PTAB Trials: The Impact on District Court Patent Actions and PTAB Proceedings,” 18 Chi. -Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2019) (coauthor)
- “How Websites Can Reduce Their Copyright Infringement Liability for What Users Post,” 27 Utah Bar J. 6, 14–17, November/December 2014
- “10 Things Every Business Lawyer Should Know about IP When Advising Clients” (Women Lawyers of Utah, 2013, co-presented)
- “Pong, Patents, and Intellectual Property Protection in the Video Game Industry” (Utah State Bar Intellectual Property Section, 2013, co-presented)