Maria has substantial patent prosecution knowledge in the area of life sciences, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and has prosecuted trademark applications and drafted documents filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Maria has extensive experience in all stages of patent litigation, including drafting of complaints, managing fact and expert discovery, preparing witnesses for and conducting depositions, and drafting briefs and motions. Before joining McDonald Hopkins, Maria practiced law for nearly nine years at a Boston-area intellectual property firm.
Maria earned a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2005. She received an M.S. from Iowa State University in 2001 and a B.A. in biology, cum laude, from Macalester College in 1996.
Admissions - Court
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Admissions - State
- Washington University School of Law
- Iowa State University
- Macalester College
- Boston Patent Law Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Cronn R, Cedroni M, Haskelkorn T, Grover C, and Wendel, JF (2002). PCR-mediated recombination and amplification products derived from polyploidy cotton. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 104:482-489
- M.L. Cedroni, R.C. Cronn, K.L. Adams, T.A. Wilkins, and J.F. Wendel (2003) Evolution and expression of MYB genes in diploid and polyploidy cotton. Plant Molecular Biology. 51:313-325