Lauren E. Korshalla


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Associate

t. 713.328.2814
f. 713.759.6834
e: lkorshalla@hwa.com

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Planning and Strategy
  • Real Estate

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Lauren Korshalla joined Hughes Watters Askanase LLP in 2018.  Lauren began her legal career as a patent agent at a boutique intellectual property law firm while attending law school, transitioning to become a patent attorney.  Much of her work at the time centered on patent prosecution, primarily in the area of biologics and pharmaceuticals, where she utilized practical laboratory experience to further her clients’ interests in obtaining protection for their technology.  She represented domestic clients seeking international patent protection, and foreign clients seeking U.S. protection, partnering with foreign law firms to achieve these objectives.  During this time, she also gained experience in transactional intellectual property work, drafting licenses, joint venture agreements, and other corporate documents.

After moving to Texas, Lauren worked for another Houston area firm, where she served clients’ disparate transactional business needs.  She managed the trademark docket for the firm, advised clients on unfair competition matters and other IP matters, and filed applications for copyright registration; she also served clients in other transactional capacities, creating complex partnership agreements, manufacturing agreements, and advising on regulatory issues.

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Lauren’s client experience involves over ten years assisting industry, academics, individuals, and small and mid-sized businesses, with emphasis as follows:

  • Intellectual Property (in the past, prosecuting patents, currently, transactional work with copyrights and trademarks, including prosecution and the writing of opinion letters; also copyright, unfair competition, and trademark litigation)
  • Licensing (drafting and litigation)
  • Employment contracts, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
  • Wide range of business contract negotiation, creation, and review
  • Business formation and wrapping up
  • Simple real estate matters
  • Business Litigation (encompassing a variety of matters, including contract disputes, collections on contracts and suits on sworn account, business divorces, DTPA violations, construction disputes, maritime disputes, actions for professional malpractice, and collaterally, some personal injury and workers’ compensation matters)
  • Miscellaneous transactional and regulatory work pertaining to Food and Drug Law, data privacy and protection, import-export regulations, advertising, and government contracts.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas, 2010
District of Columbia, 2010
New York, 2008
New Jersey, 2008
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2006

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

EDUCATION

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, J.D. 2007
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., B.S. (Biology, Government) 2001

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Houston Bar Association

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Journal of Law and Policy, Notes and Comments Editor 2006
  • CALI Award, Legal Writing II
  • CALI Award, Food and Drug Law
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Lauren enjoys the arts and will not pass up the opportunity to attend the Bayou City Arts Festival, the Houston Art Fair, or the Texas Contemporary when they are taking place in town.  She also enjoys traveling anywhere new, as well as hiking, biking and tennis.