Audra C. Heinze
Audra is a Shareholder at Banner & Witcoff. She has litigated dozens of complex intellectual property proceedings across the country, including high-stakes utility patent, design patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright lawsuits. Audra also has an active practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and manages a global patent portfolio for an industry-leading client. She has also served as in-house IP counsel for a Fortune 500 company where she helped manage a global trademark portfolio consisting of thousands of marks. Audra was selected to be a Global Fellow of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and named an “Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation. Audra is also a contributing author of the Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook. Prior to practicing law, Audra researched gene mutations at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Biomedical Research Facility.