Kwadwo Yeboah-Kankam is originally from Ghana. He received both a B.A. in Business Management, and a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech. Kwadwo is currently in his second year at the University of Richmond School of Law and is a candidate for the Intellectual Property Certificate. He has interned for Williams Mullen, spent a summer studying abroad at Cambridge University in England, and is currently an associate on the Journal of Global Law & Business. He also plans on pursuing his M.B.A. at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. After graduating, he plans on using his business background to work in corporate or intellectual property law.
Peter Trauernicht is a third-year law student at the University of Richmond School of Law. He is currently rounding off his attainment of the Intellectual Property Certificate by working in the Clinic. Peter graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of the Arts in Philosophy. During his undergraduate career, he provided technical support for his surrounding community. Peter has continued his technical support work during his legal studies here at the University of Richmond. Upon graduating, he looks forward to developing a career as an intellectual property attorney.
Daniel Lee is in his second year at the University of Richmond School of Law. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. Daniel serves as a member of the IP Moot Court Team and as the president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Prior to attending law school, Daniel spent over three years touring the United States playing bass for the band You, Me, and Everyone We Know. Upon graduation, he hopes to combine his interests in music and intellectual property to pursue a career in entertainment law.
Ilya Zlatkin is a second-year law student at the University of Richmond School of Law. Born in Belarus, he immigrated to the United States in 1996. Ilya graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a double major in economics and foreign affairs. Ilya is an associate with the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business and currently serves as president of the International Law Society and vice president of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. Additionally, he serves on the Client Counseling and Negotiation Board. Last summer, Ilya interned with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. After graduating from law school, Ilya hopes to pursue a career in international business law.
Trevor Wind was raised in Tappahannock, Virginia. He is a third-year at the University of Richmond School of Law and currently studying to obtain his Master of Business Administration at the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. Trevor attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia where he studied Biology. Prior to law school, he worked as a land surveyor and an agent for Chesapeake Bay Act enforcement. After graduation, Trevor plans to pursue a practice in mergers and acquisitions.
Kevin Farley will graduate from the University of Richmond School of Law in December 2012. He currently serves as the president of Street Law and as a member of the Honor Council and Trial Advocacy Board. Prior to law school, Kevin served for three years in the New York City Teaching Fellowship as special education teacher in Brooklyn, New York. Kevin holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University. He is interested in practicing in the areas of civil litigation and transactional law.
Joe Smith is a second-year law student in the Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic. He grew up in Belmont, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2009 where he earned a degree in political science. Prior to enrolling in the University of Richmond School of Law, Joe worked in the golf industry. He is currently an associate member of the University of Richmond Law Review. This past summer, Joe worked for the USPTO as a Patent Examiner Extern in the Business Methods Technology Center. After he graduates, Joe hopes to pursue a career in intellectual property and business law.
Jay Kiley is a third-year law student from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and a candidate for the Intellectual Property Certificate. He received a B.A. in Economics and Commerce from Hampden-Sydney College. Jay has interned with the New York State Office of the Attorney General, and North Carolina Superior Court Judge, Anderson D. Cromer. He is highly active in Richmond's Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service, and has logged over 120 hours of pro bono services. Prior to law school, Jay was a commercial loan officer and credit analyst, and served as treasurer for the Richmond Jaycees. Jay is conversant in Spanish, having studied abroad at the Universidad de Alcalá, located near Madrid, Spain. He hopes to pursue a career in intellectual property, real estate, or business law.
Senior Clinic Associate
Scott is a senior associate in the Clinic and a registered patent agent with the USPTO. Over the past year, he has represented individuals, small companies, and foreign companies, for trademark, transactional, and patent matters. Scott interactively collaborates with Clinic associates and outside counsel. Scott has helped draft licenses, non-disclosure agreements, and other contracts. Scott was invited to return to the clinic in a supervisory capacity to help administer and manage the new student associates this fall. Currently, Scott is drafting a patentability opinion on a mechanical device and is supervising students on patent infringement matter, patentability matters, and trademark matters.
Prior to law school, Scott received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Tech and worked as a chemical engineer for Dow Corning Corporation. Scott is the former president of the Richmond Student Intellectual Property Society. He is the Articles Editor for the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology and the Captain of the Richmond Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Team. He looks forward to practicing as a patent attorney following graduation.
Diana Marika Koch-Blackman graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors Bachelor of the Arts degree in 2008. While at the University of Toronto, Diana completed majors in Ethics, Society and Law as well as Criminology. She also completed a minor in sociology.
In the summer of 2009 Diana began her Juris Doctor at the University of Richmond. After her first year at Richmond Diana was selected to edit an introductory property textbook, written by one of her professors, for use by first year students.
During the summer of 2010, Diana continued to work on the property textbook while she was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in England. The focus of her classes was within the sphere of international law.
Diana is now the Notes and Comments Editor of the University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology. She is also a member of the Richmond Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and the Student Bar Association. Diana is the Publicity Chair for the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and has been a past Secretary for the International Law Student's Association.
Since entering the University of Richmond, Diana has been fortunate enough to complete legal internships with numerous sports teams, both at the professional and semi-professional level. Through these internships, Diana learned of the importance of intellectual property rights for athletes and teams. This prompted Diana to begin working toward attaining the I.P. Certificate. Diana's current clients provide her with issues in the fields of trademark law, copyright law, and patent law.
John is an associate in the clinic and a registered patent agent with the USPTO. Over the past two years, he has represented individuals, small companies, Fortune 500 companies, foreign companies, and a technology transfer office for trademark, copyright, and patent matters. John has prosecuted patents related to a range of technologies, including mechanical, biomedical, biochemical, communications, computer, and electrical devices and methods as well as business processes. He has helped craft licenses, non-disclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements involving various technologies. Prior to law school, John received his B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and worked as an electrical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. John has served on the IP Moot Court team and as a member of the University of Richmond Law Review during law school and looks forward to practicing as a patent attorney following graduation.
Connellee Armentrout is a third year law student, who was raised in Roanoke, Virginia. He attended Hampden-Sydney College where he graduated magnum cum laude studying philosophy and political science. Prior to law school Connellee was the Field Operations Director for a U.S. Congressional campaign in Ohio, and he ran the permitting, regulatory compliance, and in-house certification programs for a construction business. Connellee has transactional law experience in commercial and residential real estate, drafting organizational documents, contract law, bankruptcy, estate planning, and regulatory approvals; in particular, he is interested in starting up and structuring small businesses.
Chris Mackenzie is a third year law student at the University of Richmond and an associate with the Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic. A native of Hampton Roads, Virginia, Chris attended James Madison University where he graduated magna cum laude in 2006. Following college, Chris worked for three years at a civil litigation law firm in Washington, DC. While in law school, Chris has studied a variety of different areas of law, cultivating a wide breadth of knowledge in the legal field. He is an Articles Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review as well as the National Merhige Chair for the Client Counseling and Negotiation Board. In the summer of 2010, Chris studied international law and the law of the European Union at Cambridge University in England. Last summer, Chris was a summer associate at a law firm in Hampton Roads, where he did extensive litigation work and dealt with various transactional matters. He is slated to receive the Certificate in Intellectual Property upon graduation, which denotes extensive study in intellectual property. Chris has a strong interest in the law as it relates to art and antiquities.
Janet Lee is in her second year at Richmond Law after graduating from New York University with a bachelor's degree in biology. As an associate in the clinic, she represents individuals and companies in trademark and patent matters relating to bio-medical and mechanical technologies. Prior to law school, Janet worked as a laboratory technician at Mount Sinai Hospital's Oncological Sciences department and as a paralegal at a law firm dealing in various litigation matters. She plans to practice patent law after graduation.
Luke is an associate in the clinic, with a background in transactional and business law. Recently, he has interned for the Supreme Court of New York State, Commercial Division, assisting in an array of corporate and business legal matters. In the summer of 2010, Luke studied law abroad at Cambridge University’s Emmanuel College. Luke is a Senior Associate for the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, and a member of the Client Counseling and Negotiation Board. He hopes to continue specializing in transactional law following graduation.
Christian is an associate in the Clinic and a second-year student at the University. He is currently working on patent, trademark and copyright matters for various clients. Christian attended the Virginia Military Institute and graduated with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics in 2010. While there, Christian received various academic awards and ultimately graduated 2nd in his class. Christian is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and is working toward attaining the Intellectual Property Certificate. He plans to pursue a career in Intellectual Property Law after graduation.
Senior Clinic Associate
David Quinn is in his third year at Richmond Law after receiving a B.S. from Virgina Tech. He returns to the clinic as a Senior Clinic Associate after spending last semester as a Clinic Associate. Concentrating on intellectual property law, David is on track to receive the University's Intellectual Property Certificate upon graduating from Richmond Law. He is a registered to practice before the USPTO as a patent agent. He has transactional experience in trademark, copyright, and patent experience, focusing on patent prosecution for computer technologies, including software. He is eager to begin his career this fall in his hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Stephanie Batt was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where she studied Communications and Political Science. Stephanie attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law for her first year of law school before transferring to University of Richmond, where she is now in her third year. In addition to Richmond School of Law, Stephanie is also attending Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Sport Leadership, where she is studying to obtain her Masters of Education in Sport Management.
Brian H. Burks is a third year law student, concentrating on intellectual property law topics. He previously spent several years in Los Angeles helping to develop technology assets for motion pictures, such as "Spiderman 3" and "I Am Legend." Brian is currently a patent agent certified by the USPTO. He received his M.S. in Computer Science from the College of William & Mary and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Richmond.
Megan Doughty will graduate from the University of Richmond School of Law in May 2011 and is a candidate for the Intellectual Property Law Certificate. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from James Madison University. She aspires to use her chemical background to practice patent law, and is also interested in trademark, trade secret, copyright, and business transactional law. She passed the patent registration examination February 1, 2011, and expects to receive her registration number from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the end of March. In addition to being an associate with the Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic, she is the Head Manuscripts Editor for the Journal of Global Law and Business and is a research assistant for Professor Osenga. Megan is also a registered patent agent.
Tricia Dunlap is an associate with Christensen Global Strategies and a member of the class of 2011. CGS collaborates with industries, governments, organizations and individuals worldwide to develop solutions for a strong clean global economy, healthy communities and protection of our natural resources. Tricia's work with the IP/ Transactional Law Clinic also focuses on helping start-up enterprises think strategically about their needs and begin on the right foot. Tricia is an Articles Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review, Volume 45, and a Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Fellow with the Merhige Center for Environmental Studies. In February, 2010 at the William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament, Tricia won Runner-up Best Oralist. She and her teammate won Runner-up Best Overall Team, and Best Brief. Prior to law school, Tricia taught high school social studies and is a James Madison Fellow and National Board Certified Teacher. She also holds a master of arts in Constitutional history from the University of Maryland.
Bo Greenwood is a 3L student at the University of Richmond School of Law. Prior to law school, Bo attended the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.S. in Kinesiology and a M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education, while also earning All-American status as a member of the ACC championship swim team. Bo has a strong interest in intellectual property, corporate law, sports and entertainment law, and transactional work. Along with graduating, Bo is excited to tie the knot with his fiancée Ms. Megan Evo in May 2011.
Colleen has been an associate with the Intellectual Property and Transactional Clinic since January of 2011. Her practice thus far has focused on drafting employment contracts and new business formation. Colleen is in her third year of law school at the University of Richmond School of Law, and is also pursuing her MBA with the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University, where she received a B.S. in Labor and Industrial Relations, with a minor in Engineering Leadership Development. Colleen hopes to work in the field of business law, with a focus on new business formation.
Rizwan joins the clinic as a second-year law student, working towards completion of a certificate in Intellectual Property law. Prior to law school, he was an ocean policy intern at Marine Conservation Biology Institute. Rizwan completed a B.S. in Biology with a minor in business administration from George Mason University in 2008. He is a native of Chesterfield County, VA. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in intellectual property, corporate, or environmental law.
Allie Strachan is a third year law student at the University of Richmond School of Law. She earned her B.A. in History and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia in 2008. As an undergraduate, Allie studied abroad at Oxford University in England and interned at The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization in Charlottesville, Virginia. While a student at the University of Richmond School of Law, she has interned at the Office of the Attorney General in Virginia and currently holds a part-time position as a Client Services Assistant at the Legal Information Network for Cancer.