Austin E. Owen Research Scholar & Professor of Law
University of Richmond School of Law
Kristen Jakobsen Osenga is an Austin E. Owen Research Scholar & Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law. She teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, patent law, antitrust, law and language, and legislation and regulation. Some of her recent scholarship focuses on patent eligible subject matter, patent licensing firms, standard development organizations, antitrust and intellectual property, patent law reform, and claim construction. Professor Osenga received a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. After law school, she practiced at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner LLP, where she did patent prosecution and litigation. She then clerked for the Judge Richard Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. After clerking, she entered academia, teaching first at Chicago-Kent College of Law and then at the University of Richmond, where she has been since 2006.