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Cindy’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution. Her knowledge spans from mechanical devices and software to complex chemical processes and pharmaceutical formulations.

Cindy has counseled a broad range of clients, from individual inventors and startups to Fortune 500 companies, on intellectual property matters, including reviewing disclosures, offering clearance and validity opinions, handling prior art searches, rendering infringement opinions and managing portfolios.

In addition to her work as a patent attorney, Cindy has assisted clients with navigating through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other regulations related to the possession, trade and export of U.S. controlled assets. In particular, she has helped clients analyze company product, service and technology portfolios to identify and classify assets subject to export controls, register under the ITAR or EAR, and develop, implement and improve export control compliance programs.

Cindy earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2009 and her B.S. in Biochemistry from Miami University in 2005.

She joined Calfee from a Cincinnati-based law firm in 2021.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law (2024)
  • Cincy  Magazine, "Cincy Leading Lawyers," Intellectual Property (2023)


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2009

B.S., Biochemistry, Miami University, 2005

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • CincyIP, CIO (2015), Vice President (2013 –2015), Secretary (2009 – 2012)

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member

  • United Way Emerging Leaders and WINGs, Member

  • Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, Board of Directors, Chair (2016 – 2019)



  • "Start-Up 101: Protect Your Tech!," Women in Start-Ups and NAWL Women in Intellectual Property & Tech Law, Panelist, Webinar (September 2021)

News & Events


Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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