Liz is a patent agent at Grumbles Law and has over 15 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. She enjoys working with clients of various sizes, including entrepreneurs and startup companies as well as large enterprise. In addition to patent prosecution work, Liz provides strategic portfolio management and research related to patentability, validity and freedom to operate.
Liz’s practice has been in the chemistry, material science and color science arts for technologies such as optical films for LCD and OLED electronic display devices, solar energy panels and lighting constructions; silicone and other chemistries for LED encapsulation; thin film coating; adhesives; nanocomposites; semiconductors; dye and pigment chemistries and related color science for digital printing. Liz worked as a patent agent for 3M prior to joining Grumbles Law. She also worked for Eastman Kodak Co. as an intellectual property specialist for their inkjet printing business and as a research scientist specializing in dye chemistry, inkjet inks and recording elements leading to over 30 U.S. patents as an inventor. Liz is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her doctorate in Organic Chemistry.
NLiz enjoys volunteering as a judge at high school science fairs and as a guest teacher at middle schools where she teaches various scientific topics. Liz is a native Chicagoan and is an avid baseball and hockey fan.