Merchant & Gould, a leading intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that partner Heather J. Kliebenstein has been named a 2013 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.
Kliebenstein is an experienced intellectual property litigator specializing in patent, trademark and copyright litigation and enforcement. She also has experience in trademark and copyright prosecution for domestic and international trademark disputes. With more than nine years working at Merchant & Gould, Kliebenstein’s keen understanding of strategic business objectives makes her a valuable advisor to her clients on trademark and copyright strategy.
“Heather’s experience as an intellectual property litigator and prosecutor makes her an important and valuable asset to the Merchant & Gould team,” said Brian H. Batzli, managing director, CEO, and chairman of the board for Merchant & Gould. “Heather excels in helping her clients manage their intellectual property portfolios by delivering a comprehensive suite of services unique to Merchant & Gould’s specialized, full-service intellectual property law approach.”
Kliebenstein is chair of Merchant & Gould’s diversity committee. Merchant & Gould has a longstanding commitment to supporting and encouraging diversity. Under Kliebenstein’s leadership, the firm has introduced important policies and practices to promote a diverse team of great attorneys at all levels of the firm. Kliebenstein is also an active contributor to the Volunteer Lawyer's Network through which she represents low-income clients in housing court.