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Heather L. Flanagan
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Heather L. Flanagan

Fish & Richardson P. C., Principal

Austin, Texas
Heather helps progressive innovators survey, secure, and sustain their intellectual property assets in competitive markets. She supports advances in cleantech, nanotech, alternative energy, biofuels, efficient lighting and power sources, sustainability, resource recovery, materials and coatings, green consumer products, and plant-based foods. She specializes in comprehensive client counseling, with a focus on strategic portfolio development, freedom to operate assessments, patentability analyses, due diligence investigations, and complex patent prosecution. About Heather Heather integrates her legal and scientific expertise to help clients identify, protect, and maximize the value of their IP assets. Her focus on the specific needs and objectives of each client fosters a unique synergy with companies from start-ups to established entities, and her academic background provides a nuanced understanding of challenges faced by academic and research institutions. Her command of science and technology provides a foundation for Heather's ability to partner with businesses that advance innovation. Her personal interest in green chemistry and sustainability, alternative energy sources, rechargeable batteries, efficient lighting, and plant-based foods drives her dedication to provide unparalleled service to companies at the forefront of these industries. Heather cultivates relationships based on trust, and prioritizes mentoring and team building, with an emphasis on intellectual property training and outreach, STEM education, women in law, and pro bono service. She is an enthusiastic leader in the Fish Patent Lab, a well-honed, practical training program designed to steep interested clients and new legal staff in the firm's collective patent prosecution wisdom. She is a member of the Central Texas Council of Girlstart, an organization that works to increase girls' interest and engagement STEM education and careers. In the greater Austin community, Heather provides legal counsel to individuals and families through a variety of pro bono organizations. Prior to joining Fish, Heather practiced at a local patent boutique and was Director of Intellectual Property and Grants at a start-up that licensed medical device technology from a major research institution.

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