Heather is a Patent Engineer who earned her Juris Doctor from University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School. She began as a summer associate at DeWitt during the summer of 2019. She drafts patent applications and responses to the USPTO office actions for patent and trademark applications. Heather also conducts legal research for patent, copyright, and trademark litigation.
Prior to joining DeWitt, Heather gained valuable experience as an Electrical Engineer with a worldwide leader in thermal management where she specified components and designed control panels including component placement and wire routing configurations for commercial-sized heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units. Additionally, she managed and maintained a wiring diagram software for current and new product development. Further, she researched and compiled a condensed 46-page customized technical electrical standard for department-wide use and researched components for alternative solutions while maintaining product quality.
While working as a Powertrain Electronics and Controls Engineering Intern with an internationally recognized truck and diesel engine manufacturer, Heather developed and validated controls software for diesel engine emissions aftertreatment system to meet government EPA emissions standards, a tri-state input signal processing system for various circuit configurations, exhaust gas temperature monitor to protect diesel engine from overheating, and created a system design proposal and validation requirements for diesel engine intake air heater controls.
Additionally, Heather is also an avid runner and animal lover.