Dawn is registered patent attorney who helps small businesses and entrepreneurs secure and protect their intellectual property rights in the electrical and mechanical arts, as well as protect their brands and copyrights. Dawn likes to gain a deep understanding of her client’s inventions and overall brand, allowing her to develop and execute a comprehensive intellectual property protection strategy. As a part of this comprehensive intellectual property protection strategy, Dawn regularly advises on novelty/patentability, ideation and patent portfolio management, technological white-space assessments, patent and trademark prosecution, and copyright protection.
Prior to joining Sparks Law, Dawn practiced law for boutique Intellectual Property firms in Atlanta Georgia and Jacksonville Florida focusing on patent and trademark prosecution. She also brings her experience as a Corporate Patent Research & Analytics Trainer, where she guided innovators and legal professionals through the innovation lifecycle. Dawn obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in communication from the University of North Florida. She graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law with certificates in Advanced Legal Research, Writing, and Drafting and International and Comparative Law. After law school, Dawn returned to the University of North Florida where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Yellow belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Outside of the office, Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, discovering new restaurants, networking, and participating in K-12 STEM outreach and education.