Tawni Wilhelm



  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Notre Dame School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Utah

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of IP law, Tawni adds enthusiasm and expertise to the Jones Robb team’s client counseling, patent portfolio management, and post-grant practices. Tawni represents clients in all aspects of preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications and leverages her significant experience in several diverse technology areas, including biotechnology, computer, software, telecommunications, medical device technology, pharmaceuticals, and bioinformatics arts. She manages various aspects of patent portfolio development, including patent drafting and prosecution efforts, performing strategic analyses of patent portfolios, and developing and implementing patent filing strategies.

Tawni also has experience with various aspects of post-grant proceedings, including patent reexamination proceedings, both ex parte and inter partes, in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. Tawni counsels clients in many aspects of intellectual property law and provides patentability, validity, and infringement analyses and opinions. She also conducts intellectual property portfolio analyses to assist clients with evaluating possible acquisitions of third-party patent portfolios and patent cross-licensing opportunities.

Prior to joining JONES ROBB, PLLC, Tawni was partner with a large national firm based in the Midwest. While there, a significant part of her practice included working with Fortune 500 companies to both procure and protect their patent rights.

Legal Practice Areas
Patent Application Preparation, Prosecution, and Appeals
Patent Portfolio Management
Client Counseling and Patent Infringement and Validity Opinions

Technical/Industry Practice Areas
Cloud Computing
Medical Devices