A registered patent attorney and former senior patent examiner, Angel approaches prosecution with a personal, creative, and effective approach that is informed by extensive experience in the arts. Known for a competitively high allowance rate, she strongly advocates for in-person/WebEx interviewing, and data-driven analytics to determine the best options available. Clients across technology industries have benefitted from Angel's experience from within and outside the USPTO. She helps clients by creatively navigating current prosecution hurdles, developing and managing patent portfolios that limit future prosecution hurdles, and analyzing existing patent families to determine best strategies based on the value and strength of pending and acquired claim sets.
Angel is a strong supporter and mentor to women in technology. Prior to Polsinelli, she was at an international intellectual property law firm where she was the first female full‑equity partner in the history of the Electronics Software prosecution group. She is an avid technologist, and specializes in the areas of artificial intelligence, networking, graphics, image processing, virtual reality, augmented reality, game systems, machine learning, virtual machines, business analytics, fintech, communications, audio engineering, video engineering, forecasting, cryptography, data science, data analytics, and data security.
The daughter of a college math professor, teaching is especially important to Angel: she has developed and implemented several patent prosecution boot camps both internally at her firm and externally through different organizational groups. Angel has been a frequent faculty member and panelist on a variety of IP-related topics, for groups including PLI, ABA, AIPLA, ICLE, SWCC, the Rocky Mountain IP Institute, and the Polsinelli Business Law Institute.
Angel's strategic outside-of-box big picture way of thinking is enhanced by a broad and novel background of both math and music: in addition to her law and engineering diplomas, she has multiple degrees in music composition, including a degree from the prestigious Eastman School of Music. When she is not practicing, teaching, or on a panel, Angel can usually be found playing piano or composing music. A highlight each year for Angel is her participation as co‑musical director and accompanist for the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court musical revue in June.