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Kristine Yates
Of Counsel


Kristine M. Yates

Patent Attorney

JD, University of Colorado

BS, Bio-Resource Engineering and Plant Science

Rutgers University


(303) 255-3588


Kristine is a registered patent attorney who joined Setter Roche Smith & Shellenberger LLP in August 2017.  Kristine’s primary practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in various fields of technology including software, mechanical, and electrical related arts.

Kristine received her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado, where she served as Class Secretary and as an Articles Editor for the Colorado Technology Law Journal.  As a law student, Kristine also clerked for the County of Boulder.

Outside of work, Kristine volunteers as a mentor for the Colorado Law Mentor Program.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Computer Systems and Application Software

  • Factory Automation Technologies

  • Virtual Machine Environments

  • Technologies for Enhancing Internet Security

  • Satellite Technologies

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Alternative Energy

  • Telecommunications

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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