Overview

Jessica Van Dalen works with clients to prepare and prosecute patent applications. Jessica practices before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as government entities in Japan, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. She collaborates with clients on licensing agreements, portfolio analysis, opinion work related to infringement and patent invalidity and post-grant proceedings. A former engineer, Jessica has particular expertise in mechanical, material and chemical arts technology.

Past Experience

During law school, Jessica worked as a summer associate at Faegre Baker Daniels and summer clerk at an Indianapolis firm.

Before law school, Jessica served as a co-op engineer with Raybestos Products Co., gaining experience in heavy-duty friction materials used for automotive and agricultural vehicle applications. She also worked as an engineering research assistant at Purdue University, focusing on adhesive formulation and testing.

Faculty Positions

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Intellectual Property Clinic — Adjunct Faculty Member

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (executive business editor) (2010)

Purdue University
B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering (2007)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law IP Clinic — Advisory Board
  • Old Northside Association — Board of Directors, 2015-present
  • Old Northside Foundation — Board of Directors, 2015-16
  • Indianapolis Public School 39 — Volunteer
  • Society of Women Engineers — Member; Assist with outreach events for middle school girls throughout Indiana
  • YMCA of Greater of Indianapolis — Steering Committee, 2015-present

Honors

  • School of Materials Science Engineering, Purdue University — Outstanding Materials Engineer, 2018 
  • Indiana Bar Foundation — Pro Bono Publico, 2017
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-17
  • Indiana University School of Law — Women's Law Caucus, president
  • Purdue University — College of Engineering Outstanding Senior for Materials Sciences and Engineering
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