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Stephanie J. Jenks


What you should know about me:

My fascination for disruptive technology stems from research conducted for my master’s thesis on satellites. I have a strong familiarity with prosecuting and drafting patent applications in complex, high-technology areas. I enjoy working with inventors, in-house teams, and the D&M team who all share my passion for technology and learning. 

  • Known as the team’s realist
  • Competitive figure skater
  • Built a Dobsonian telescope

Stephanie’s Experience

Stephanie prepares, prosecutes, and manages U.S. and international patent applications and extensive and complex patent portfolios in the electrical and software arts.  

Stephanie has deep knowledge and experience in technologies related to autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, networking and databases, wireless communications, cybersecurity, camera security systems, security protocols, digital content management, consumer software, cloud-based services, and speech recognition.  

Prior to joining D&M, Stephanie worked with an AmLaw 100 firm where she supported a broad range of IP services, such as prosecution, patentability, clearance, freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, and invalidity search projects and related matters.

Practice Areas

Background & Credentials


  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (B.S., Physics, 2010)
  • University of Arizona (M.S., Astronomy, 2013)
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D., 2016)


  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court (Member)
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Panelist)


  • University of New Hampshire Law School 40th Anniversary Scholarship recipient
  • Patent Law and Practice Award

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