Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Kristin Havranek is an associate in the San Diego office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she focuses on patent prosecution and technology counseling, with an emphasis on the medical device industry. She regularly works with clients to develop their intellectual property portfolios, as well as to conduct patentability, freedom-to-operate, and patent validity analyses. She also regularly prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Kristin has worked extensively in the medical device sector, including in the areas of stents, catheter systems, medical imaging, ophthalmic devices, orthopedics, diagnostics, drug delivery devices and systems, surgical devices, and orthodontics, as well as other mechanical and electromechanical systems and equipment in and outside the medical device field.
In addition to protecting intellectual property rights, Kristin has experience with investor due diligence and financing, and has advised multiple start-up clients in connection with various rounds of financing. She also has advised clients on various aspects of licensing intellectual property.
Kristin earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she served as articles editor at the University of San Francisco Law Review. She received a B.S.E. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania.