Sarah Gayer is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Departments. Sarah is registered as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her practice focuses on representing companies in commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. She also regularly represents companies in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, Sarah concentrates on counseling clients regarding registration, maintenance, and enforcement of trademark rights.
Sarah is a native of Sioux City, Iowa. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1993, graduating magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors. She graduated from the University of Iowa College in Law in 1997, with highest distinction and Order of the Coif. To become eligible for registration as a patent attorney, Sarah engaged in post-baccalaureate studies in biology and chemistry, including genetics, cell physiology, and botany.
Business and Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property Opinions
Trademarks and Legal Brand Management
Health Care Litigation
Estate, Trust, and Fiduciary Litigation
Duke University (B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1993)
University of Iowa (J.D., with highest distinction, 1997)
Coe College (post-baccalaureate studies in genetics, cell physiology, developmental biology, cellular and molecular biology, botany, organismal and ecological biology, human anatomy, organic evolution, and chemical reactivity, 2006-2008)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009
Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.