Jessica C. Engler

Jessica Engler is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the intellectual property and construction groups. Jessica has experience in the many aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks and trade dress, and copyrights.

Jessica’s experience in intellectual property matters spans a wide range of technologies including electronic devices, medical devices, electric power protection, and construction materials. As a registered patent attorney, Jessica drafts, files, and prosecutes patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in various technologies and industries including electronics and circuit design, power systems designs, medical devices, manufacturing, and consumer and industrial products. In addition to the experience in filing and prosecuting applications to obtain intellectual property rights, she has experience in drafting assignment and licensing agreements concerning the various intellectual property rights.

As a practitioner in the firm’s construction group, Jessica has also assisted with the prosecution and defense of building defect claims.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of clients in drafting and prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Representation of a music producer in responding to YouTube Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notifications
  • Representation of individuals and engineering firms during compliance investigations before the Louisiana Professional Engineering & Land Surveying Board
  • Assisted in the representation of a general contractor in litigation arising from damages
  • Assisted in the representation of a major chemical production facility in litigation arising from a fire at the facility

Education

Jessica earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 2010. She earned her J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 2013, where she was managing editor and a founding member of the LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources and Moot Court board member. Jessica was named to the Chancellor's List and received the CALI award in Federal Complex Litigation, Patent Law and Legal Research and Writing. She was also a finalist in the Tullis Moot Court competition and awarded best brief.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2013; United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, Federal and American Bar Associations; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Community Service

  • Volunteer Coach and Judge, LSU Speech and Debate Team
  • Provisional Member, Junior League of Baton Rouge