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Veronica is a registered patent attorney. Veronica’s patent prosecution experience includes drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, particularly on matters related to chemical engineering, chemistry, and other life sciences. She has experience with patent and copyright litigation, as well as with counseling clients on matters including patentability assessments, invalidity opinions, and freedom-to-operate investigations.

She earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, cum laude, with a concentration in Law, Technology and the Arts. She is the author of an article in the CWRU Law Review regarding the issue of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2012 decision in the case Mayo Collaborative Services, et al. v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. Veronica received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron.

Veronica joined Calfee in 2013.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent (2022-2024), and Patent Law (2024)


J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Law Review 2011-2013, concentration in Law, Technology and the Arts, 2013

B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Akron, 2010



  • Working directly with the General Counsel of a subsidiary of a publicly traded, Fortune 100 manufacturer to provide counsel on critical IP-related issues and strategic advice on how to protect and leverage these rights to maximize their value and competitive advantage. Specifically, Calfee counsels the client on issues pertaining to global freedom-to-practice concerns, licensing negotiations, and strategic business arrangements.
  • Serving a multi-billion-dollar, multinational, publicly traded, Fortune 500 manufacturer for more than a decade, working with a team of in-house patent/IP counsel to handle the implementation of the client’s global IP protection objectives for all company divisions, including interfacing with Research & Development and business leaders concentrated in the United States and Europe. Specifically, Calfee oversees the drafting and prosecution of hundreds of patent applications throughout the world on behalf of the client and counsels the client on critical IP-related issues such as freedom-to-practice, trade secret strategies, and innovation harvesting.
  • Serving as the preferred IP counsel for non-catalyst innovations, including implementing protection strategies encompassing patent filings throughout the world and providing general IP-related counseling for a global leader in petrochemical and related technologies worldwide. Specifically, Calfee’s IP team provides patent preparation and prosecution, global portfolio maintenance, and IP counseling. Calfee was asked to handle a large technology portfolio that the client recently acquired.

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Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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