Attorney at Law
Prior to opening her own practice in California, Heather practiced patent and trademark law and complex commercial litigation for 6 years at two top international law firms. She has represented many large, international companies, but now enjoys living and working in the Eastern Sierra, where she feels she can use her… read more law degree to make a difference for people.
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Infringement Consults
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
- Appellate Litigation
- Breach of Contract
- Cease & Desist Letter
- Demand Letter
- Settlement Agreement
- Other Lawsuits & Disputes Matter
- Case Law Research
- Letter of Intent
- Other Legal Research & Writing Matter
"I called Heather when I was in a tough spot in an issue with a former spouse. She successfully defended me in court, and arranged a fair settlement with my former spouse and business partner that allowed me to continue to live and work and get back on my feet."
"After my mother died, I contacted Heather with questions and a lot of documents I did not understand. Heather was able to guide my brother and I through the probate process, make sure my assets were protected, and form a new trust for my children and grandchildren."
Law Office of Heather L. Skillings
Feb 2015 - Present
Solo practitioner at full service law firm offering representation in intellectual property, contracts, business law, and general litigation. Handle all aspects of client needs from intake through research, document drafting, business advising, trial preparation, and settlement negotiations.
Inyo Mono INtegrated Water Management Program
Legislative Analyst and Outreach Coordinator
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Assisted in integrated water planning efforts with local planners, drafted sections of county-wide integrated water management plan, drafted grant applications for federal and state water programs, drafted opinion letters regarding state water policy, designed and implemented water-related regional elementary education activities.
Ropes & Gray
Sep 2005 - Jun 2010
Intellectual property and civil litigation associate. Managed document review teams, drafted briefs, pleadings and responses, deposed witness and prepared experts for testimony in patent and trademark litigation,as well as in pharmaceutical defense and complex commercial and finance cases.
Aug 2004 - Sep 2005
Researched, filed and litigated patent and trademark actions. Drafted trademark and patent applications. Litigated complex commercial cases from pleading stage through discovery, trial preparation, and settlement in both state and federal court.