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Jessica Achtsam

Jessica Achtsam practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on U.S. and foreign patent portfolio management, IP due diligence, and competitive landscape analysis in the medical device and biotechnology fields.  She represents clients in a variety of technologies, including wound care devices and methods, orthopedic surgery devices and methods, ophthalmic devices and methods, and other medical device related technologies.

Before attending law school, Jessica worked in research and development for Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. (now Myriad RBM, Inc.) in the area of biomarker testing development. During law school, she served as the Volume 20 Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Jessica worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2011 and joined the firm in 2012.

Clerk Experience

Intern to the Honorable Marcia A. Crone, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Summer 2010.

University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
University of Texas – Austin, B.S., Biomedical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Biotechnology

Antibodies & Immunology

Diagnostic Tools


Research Tools & Reagents

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine


Tissue Engineering


Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

Aesthetics & Implants

AI & Machine Learning


Annulus & Nucleus Repair

Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula


Biocompatible Polymers & Coatings

Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)

Cardiac Rhythm Management


Catheters & Probes

Chordae Tendineae Repair & Replacement

Chronic Total Occlusions

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Dental Devices

Dermatology & Aesthetics


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Embolic Coils

Embolic Protection & Clot Retrieving

Flow Diverter


Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Infusion

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hypertension Management Devices



Infusion Pumps

Intra Cranial Hemorrhage

Ischemic Stroke


Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Mental Health & Wellness

Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures

Mobility Preservation

Nephrology & Dialysis Equipment



Obesity Management & Bariatrics


Ophthalmology & Eye Care


Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure


Peripheral Artery Disease

Prosthetics & Orthotics

Psychiatric & Neurological Conditions



Sleep Apnea

Spinal Cages

Spinal Fusion

Spinal Posterior Instrumentation

Spinal Stenoses


Sports Medicine

Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Sterile Field Devices

Structural Heart

Surgical Equipment

Tissue Engineering

Trans Septal Crossing

Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic, Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Replacement


Urology & Incontinence

Valvular Incompetence


Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Women’s Health & OB/GYN

Wound Care


Antibodies & Immunology

Biological Manufacturing of Chemicals

Diagnostic Tools

Personalized Medicine

Research Tools & Reagents

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine


Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

  • Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide, which “recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice”, for Intellectual Property Law (2024)

  • Recognized as one of Southern California’s “Rising Stars” for her outstanding intellectual property legal work in Super Lawyers magazine (2023)
  • Named a “Top 10 Young Lawyer of OC” by the Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (2022)
  • Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide, which “recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice”, for Intellectual Property Law (2022 – 2023)
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