Overview

Hannah Follender is a U.S. patent attorney versed in addressing her clients’ intellectual property needs. One of her interests is in the intersection of the law and cannabis, particularly in protecting her clients’ intellectual property in the cannabis space. Hannah also enjoys working with startups in various stages of growth by helping them develop and execute IP strategies tailored to their success. Originally from the northeastern U.S., Hannah’s professional ski career brought her to the mountains of Utah where she chose to stay and make Salt Lake City her home. Hannah is a graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah where she was an Articles Editor on the Utah Law Review and was awarded the outstanding achievement award in patent law. During law school she sought out international apprenticeship opportunities which allowed her to intern at the Sherby & Co. law firm in Ramat Gan, Israel, where she gained experience in international corporate and securities law.  Hannah has continued her work with international clients and makes frequent trips to work with clients in person. While her background is in biology, she represents clients in varied technologies, and represents clients on other aspects of IP such as trademark, copyright, and licensing.

Experience

Experience
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Cannabis
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Licensing

Education

Education
  • J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2018
  • B.S., Biology, Political Science, St. Lawrence University, 2011: Cum Laude, Phi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List, Owen D. Young North Country Science Award

Admissions

Admissions
  • Registered Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah State Bar

Achievements

Achievements
  • Associate Articles Editor, Law Review – S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Patent Law, Spring 2017
  • Quinney Research Fellow 2016-2017
  • Women’s Law Caucus – S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Student Intellectual Property Law Association – S.J. Quinney College of Law

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Alta Community Enrichment (ACE) – Board of Directors
  • SheJumps
  • Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center

Memberships

Memberships
  • David K. Winder Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Alta Ski Area Athlete Team
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association – Board Member
  • National Cannabis Bar Association (NCBA) – Member
  • America Israel Cannabis Association (AICA) – Member
  • USPTO Releases New Examination Guidelines for Trademarks Covering Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods

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Experience

  • 11 years at Workman Nydegger

Contact Information
Email nbarrigar@wnlaw.com
Phone 801-533-9800

Languages

Languages
  • Proficient in Hebrew