U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Kristin has over 20 years of experience advising clients ranging from emerging technology companies to large corporations on a diverse array of patent, trademark, and licensing matters, in such technology areas as chemistry, biotechnology, microfluidics, optics, medical devices, dietary supplements, cosmetic, and manufacturing. Her practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property, including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution; client counseling, including freedom to operate, patentability, inventorship, infringement, and design around opinions; due diligence; and licensing; as well as pre-litigation and litigation counseling. She currently assists clients with the development and implementation of intellectual property strategies, practices, and portfolio management.
Before joining Farber LLC, Kristin founded Hiibner Law, where she was the principal attorney. Prior to that, she was a partner at the law firms of Karish & Bjorgum PC and Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC. Before and during law school, Kristin was a Technical Advisor and Specialist, and later a law clerk, at Lyon & Lyon LLP, focusing on patent drafting, patent prosecution and patent litigation support. She was also a Judicial Extern for the honorable Judge Audrey B. Collins, United States District Judge of the United States Federal District Court for the Central District of California.
In addition, Kristin has been involved with, and previously served as a Board Member of, Pasadena Angels, a Forbes ranked Top Ten angel investment group. Her experience as a Pasadena Angel provides Kristin insight into company evaluation processes for early-stage funding.
Kristin received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, with honors, and her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego with honors. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Utah State University, with honors.