Sheree’s practice is focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. She also prepares patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions, non-infringement opinions, invalidity opinions, and prosecution and litigation of U.S. trademarks.
Sheree has expertise in biotechnology, including molecular biology, biochemistry, virology, medical diagnostics, and botany. She has extensive experience prosecuting plant patents. Additionally, Sheree has served on the firm’s Management Committee and the firm’s Administrative Services Committee.
Sheree joined Klarquist in 1998 as a patent agent and became partner in 2008.
- J.D., cum laude, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2003
- Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
- B.S., magna cum laude in Biology, Lebanon Valley College, 1990
- Arizona, 2009
- Oregon, 2003
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2001 (Reg. No. 47,913)
Life Sciences & Biotechnology
Agriculture & Food Science
- Oregon Health & Science University | Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1997 – 1998 | Portland, OR
- Carnegie Mellon University | Doctoral Candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, 1992 – 1997 | Pittsburgh, PA
- University of Maryland at Baltimore | Research Assistant, 1990 – 1992 | Baltimore, MD
- Pro bono attorney for Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, 2020-present
- Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee, 2005 – 2007
Honors & Awards
- 2020 IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
Presentations & Publications
- Rybak, S. L. and R. F. Murphy. (2000). Measurement of ligand acidification kinetics for adherent and non-adherent cells. In Living Color: Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Protocols. R. Diamond and S. DeMaggio, editors. pp. 496-523.
- Wan, L., S. S. Molloy, L. Thomas, G. Liu, Y. Xiang, S. L. Rybak, and G. Thomas. PACS-1 defines a novel gene family of cytosolic sorting proteins required for trans-Golgi network localization. (1998). Cell 94:205-216.
- Rybak, S. L., and R. F. Murphy. (1998). Primary cell cultures from murine kidney and heart differ in endosomal pH. J. Cell. Physiol. 176:216-222.
- Rybak, S. L., F. Lanni and R. F. Murphy. (1997). Theoretical considerations on the role of membrane potential in the regulation of endosomal pH. Biophys. J. 73:674-687.
- Benka, M. L., Lee, M., Wang, G-R., Buckman, S., Burlacu, A., Cole, L., DePina, A., Dias, P., Granger, A., Grant, B., Hayward-Lester, A., Karki, S., Mann, S., Marcu, O., Nussenzweig, A., Piepenhagen, P., Raje, M., Roegiers, F., Rybak, S., Salic, A., Schultes, E., Smith-Hall, J., Waters, J., Yamamoto, N., Yanowitz, J., Yenw, K., Busa, W., and Mendelsohn, M.E. (1995) The Thrombin Receptor in Human Platelets is Coupled to a GTP-binding protein of the Gαq Family. FEBS Letters, 363:49-52.
- Short, A. D., Bian, J., Ghosh, T.K., Waldron, R.T., Rybak, S.L., and Gill, D.L. (1993) Intracellular Ca2+ pool content is linked to control of cell growth. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 90:4986-4990.
- Gill, D. L., Ghosh, T.K., Bian, J., Short, A.D., Waldron, R.T., and Rybak, S.L. (1992) Function and Organization of the Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate-Sensitive Calcium Pool. In: Adv. Second Messenger Phosphoprotein Res. J.W. Putney, editor. 26:265-308.
- Ghosh, T. K., Bian, J., Short, A.D., Rybak, S.L., and Gill, D.L. (1991) Persistent Intracellular Calcium Pool Depletion by Thapsigargin and Its Influence on Cell growth. J. Biol. Chem., 266:24690-24697.
- AIA: Changes to Inventor’s Oath or Declaration, July 2012
- Soybean variety ‘G03-1187RR’ (8,835,722)
- 3-hydroxypropionic acid and other organic compounds (8,822,197)
- 3-hydroxypropionic acid and other organic compounds (8,759,059)
- Vaccines comprising heat-sensitive transgenes (8,778,683)
- Oxidized cardiolipin and uses to detect cardiolipin antibodies (8,778,619)
- Quantitative nuclease protection assay (QNPA) and sequencing (QNPS) improvements (8,741,564)
- Methods of using bacillus anthracis protective antigen sequences for vaccination (8,703,150)
- Methods and reagents for molecular detection of HIV-1 groups M, N and O (8,575,324)
- Compositions and methods for diagnosis and treatment of tumors (8,568,977)
- Photosensitizing antibody-fluorophore conjugates (8,524,239)
- Aptamer-based colorimetric sensor systems (8,470,532)
- Multiplexed analysis for determining a serodiagnosis of viral infection (8,433,523)
- Green garlic and methods of production (8,350,126)
- Nanoprobes for detection or modification of molecules (8,344,121)
- Methods for using extracellular adenosine inhibitors and adenosine receptor inhibitors to enhance immune response and inflammation (8,080,554)
- Methods for using extracellular adenosine inhibitors and adenosine receptor inhibitors to enhance immune response and inflammation (8,716,301)
- Poplar transcription factors (7,714,192)
- Proaerolysin containing protease activation sequences and methods of use for treatment of prostate cancer (7,838,266)
- Tall fescue endophyte E34 (7,642,424)
- Lily plant named `BJM 005` (PP21,767)
- Cranberry plant named `CNJ95-20-20` (PP22,541)
- Carex plant named ‘Spark Plug’ (PP24,597)
- Heucherella plant named ‘Cracked Ice’ (PP24,690)
- Coreopsis plant named ‘Summer Punch’ (PP24,826)
- Sedum plant named ‘Desert Red’ (PP24,848)
- Echinacea plant named ‘Elegance’ (PP24,926)