Category: Chicago Workshop on IP for Plants 2019

Audrey Charles

Audrey Charles

As the Intellectual Property Lead for Ball Horticultural Company, Audrey Charles manages the company’s trademark and patent portfolio, which includes hundreds of trademarks and U.S. plant patents as well as numerous utility patents and U.S. PVP Certificates. As a patent agent, she has drafted and 

Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis

Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis

Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis specializes in the technology-related Intellectual Property matters, with focus on patents and Plant Variety Rights. In her daily practice, Fleur represents a wide variety of domestic and international companies that are active in technology-intensive business sectors, such as agrifood and biotech. Fleur is 

Matthew A. Chivvis

Matthew A. Chivvis

Matthew Chivvis represents life sciences and high-tech companies in a variety of matters. Though his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts, he also regularly advises clients on plant intellectual property matters, including strategic use of plant patents, plant-variety protection certificates, and trademark rights. Mr. Chivvis has also represented clients in drug-pricing cases and pro bono clients in civil rights cases. Mr. Chivvis earned his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was a
member of the law review and the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award for his graduating class. Before law school, Mr. Chivvis received a degree in molecular biology from the University of Wyoming.