Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Jessica Achtsam


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of Texas School of Law
  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas - Austin

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Jessica Achtsam practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on U.S. and foreign patent portfolio management in the medical device and biotechnology fields.  She currently represents clients in a variety of technologies, including wound care devices and methods, ophthalmic devices and methods, and other medical device related technologies.

Before attending law school, Jessica worked in research and development for Rules-Based Medicine, Inc. (now Myriad RBM, Inc.) in the area of biomarker testing development. During law school, she served as the Volume 20 Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Jessica worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2011 and joined the firm in 2012.

Clerk Experience

Intern to the Honorable Marcia A. Crone, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Summer 2010.


  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 2012)
  • University of Texas - Austin (B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2007)
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