Sarah M. Forsse

Sarah M. Forsse
Patent Prosecution Coordinator
McNeill Baur PLLC                                      3111 Camino Del Rio North                        Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108

Sarah M. Forsse supports the attorneys and clients of McNeill Baur PLLC as a Patent Prosecution Coordinator. She has been working in intellectual property law for almost 20 years, managing complex US and foreign patent portfolios. As a registered Patent Agent, Sarah has a deep understanding of US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regulations. Her chemistry background also allows her to be more involved in clients’ portfolios. Prior to joining McNeill Baur, Sarah was a Patent Specialist with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP. Sarah contributes to the firm by:

  • preparing technical application documents including sequence listings and formal drawings, including chemical structure drawings;
  • reviewing US applications for patent term adjustment calculations and issuance requirements;
  • providing research support, including procurement of relevant scientific articles and domestic and foreign prosecution documents;
  • collaboratively working with attorneys and support staff on patent prosecution requirements and protocols including researching rule changes;
  • managing attorneys’ US and international prosecution dockets to assure all deadlines are appropriately docketed and met;
  • filing patent applications and other prosecution documents at the USPTO;
  • coordinating prosecution with foreign counsel across extensive patent portfolios; and
  • preparing client reports and foreign counsel instructions.

Prior to Finnegan, Sarah was a Research Assistant in the lab of Dr. Don Smith at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Foreign Filing Specialist at Rae-Venter Law Group, P.C. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz.






University of California, Santa Cruz

BS, Chemistry