Jenna Saunders is a seasoned attorney specializing in intellectual property and commercial litigation, renowned for her strategic counsel and comprehensive expertise. With a background in engineering and extensive experience in both federal courts and administrative tribunals, Jenna brings a unique blend of technical knowledge and legal acumen to her clients' cases.

Jenna's practice centers on providing strategic guidance in intellectual property matters, encompassing patent and trademark litigation, inter partes reviews, patent prosecution, and transactional advisement. Her litigation experience extends across diverse sectors including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive technology, software, and retail products. In addition to her IP focus, Jenna excels in commercial litigation, adeptly handling cases ranging from breach of contract disputes to unfair competition claims.

Prior to her legal career, Jenna worked as an engineer at a medical device company, where she gained valuable experience in designing medical devices and manufacturing technologies. This hands-on experience gives her a unique perspective when advising clients on intellectual property matters related to technology and innovation.

Throughout her legal career, Jenna has been actively involved in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit investigation and strategy development to trial advocacy and appellate practice. She has participated in two federal jury trials, demonstrating her ability to vigorously advocate for her clients in even the most challenging of circumstances.

Beyond her legal practice, Jenna is deeply committed to pro bono work and community service. She is currently co-chairing the Young Professionals Board for Illinois Legal Aid Online, an organization that expands opportunities for justice to Illinois residents.



Prior Experience

  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd., Associate
  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Associate
  • The Hon. Carol Hooten, Minnesota Court of Appeals, Judicial Extern
  • The Hon. Patrick J. Schiltz, U.S.D.J., United States District Court, District of Minnesota, Judicial Extern
  • Boston Scientific, Process Engineer




Court Admissions


Professional & Community Involvement

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
    • 2023 Annual Meeting Host Committee
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online
    • Young Professionals Board Co-Chair
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • 2023 Spring Meeting Session Coordinator

News & Insights


  • Event | | Committee Host
  • Expanding the Eligibility Requirements to Foster Inclusion and Innovation in the U.S. Patent System
    Webinar | | | Presenter
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