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Clara N. Jiménez
+1 202 408 4253

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, D. Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston College Law School
    J.D., 2010
  • University of Massachusetts
    B.S., Chemical Engineering,
    magna cum laude
    , 2005


  • Spanish

Clara N. Jiménez


Clara Jimenez focuses her practice on patent prosecution, client counseling, post-grant practice, and patent litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and medical device industries.

Ms. Jimenez helps clients develop patent prosecution strategies to fit their business needs. She has experience drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications, and coordinating foreign patent prosecution. Ms. Jimenez also has experience preparing validity and freedom-to-operate opinions. She has assisted in post-grant proceedings in the United States and abroad, including inter partes reexams, interferences, inter partes reviews and post-grant oppositions in foreign patent offices. Ms. Jimenez also represents patentees and accused infringers in litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

Her technical experience includes designing and developing chemical processes for the manufacturing of chemiluminescent reagents for clinical diagnostic assays, polyurethane resins, and aerogel insulation. Before attending law school, Ms. Jimenez worked as a process engineer in the chemical industry.

Ms. Jimenez represents disabled military veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims in appeals related to denial of benefits. She also represents domestic abuse victims for the Family Law Project of the Women's Bar Foundation.


  • Served as a law clerk for the University of Massachusetts General Counsel’s office, 2009-2010.
  • Handled family law and domestic violence cases as a summer intern with Greater Boston Legal Services, and as a student attorney with Boston College Legal Aid Bureau, 2008, 2010.

Professional Recognition

  • Sheila McGovern Scholarship, Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, 2009
  • Judge Helen W. Nies Scholarship, Federal Circuit Bar, 2007

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • National Bar Association
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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