We could not be more thrilled to be welcoming Kristen Hansen to the Aurora family! Kristen joins us this month, starting her role as a Patent Strategy Specialist. Kristen is the perfect blend of wicked patent strategy smarts, deep technical expertise, startup-focused business acumen, and all-around great human. She exudes all of the essentials that have come to define the Aurora DNA. We love working with her and know that she will be a tremendous asset to both Aurora and our clients.
Patent Strategy. Kristen is a USPTO-registered patent practitioner with over 15 years of experience focusing on developing U.S. and international patent portfolio strategies for individual, university, and corporate clients. Many of these clients include THE tech giants and Fortune 100s in the areas of software, IoT, machine learning, consumer electronics, electronic circuits, optics, medical devices, wearable devices, virtual and augmented reality technologies, telecommunications, semiconductor devices, and business methods.
Software Expertise. In a world where software is dominating the technology landscape, it's essential to have someone with deep software patenting experience in your corner, ensuring protection for your most central and valuable IP. In a prior role, Kristen focused the majority of her time managing portfolios for companies like Google, Apple, SAP and Twitter, where she drafted and prosecuted mission critical patents in the areas of AR/VR implementations, browser inventions, operating system interaction, IoT, machine learning, search algorithms and techniques, mobile and desktop app implementation, business methods, and web store algorithms.
Business-driven IP. Kristen understands complex technologies, knows what moves business, and is a world class communicator. As a result, she can comfortably communicate with inventors at a detailed level and can disseminate technical details of such communications to non-technical audiences. Kristen uses her technical knowledge and legal training to develop patent portfolio strategies that are closely aligned with each client’s business objectives.