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Jaclyn S. Alcantara





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Jaclyn focuses her practice on intellectual property prosecution and counseling. Her patent prosecution experience includes the preparation and prosecution of electrical, electronic, audio, computer, software, communication, and mechanical patent applications. Specifically, she has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for aerospace technologies, manufacture of composite materials, factory robotics, GPS, agricultural equipment, hunting equipment, medical devices, and optical sensors. Jaclyn also has experience with various post-issuance proceedings, such as drafting inter partes review petitions. Her practice includes patent infringement and validity analysis, patentability studies, intellectual property licensing and confidentiality agreements.

Jaclyn holds an electrical engineering degree (with an emphasis in audio engineering) from the University of Miami and prosecuted patent applications as a patent agent with Hovey Williams for 10 years before attending law school at University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she graduated summa cum laude. Prior to her career in patent law, Jaclyn was an associate editor for EC&M, a national electrical construction and maintenance magazine.

Areas Of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Prosecution

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2019
  • Kansas, 2022
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2007


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 2019
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • Honors: Candler S. Rogers Legal Writing Award
    • Honors: Elizabeth Montague Averill Endowed Scholarship
    • Honors: CALI Awards: Patent Prosecution, Torts, Business Torts & Unfair Competition, Transactional Lawyering Skills, Gender & Justice, Civil Rights Litigation, Lawyering Skills I, Lawyering Skills II.
  • University of Miami, College of Engineering, Coral Gables, Florida
    • Bachelor of Science - 2004
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society secretary
    • Major: Electrical Engineering (audio engineering emphasis)

Published Works

  • 'Girls Can’t Get Rich Playing Sports,' And Other Reasons I Became An Attorney, Above The Law, January 2023.
  • Of Coffee And Conception: Retaining Good Attorneys Through Their Fertility Challenges, Above The Law, August 2021.
  • The Impact of Implicit Bias on Female Patent Applicants in an Age of Increasingly Vague Patent Standards, UMKC Law Review, Fall 2019.


  • Speaker, “Managing Conflicts of Interest in an IP Boutique”, Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) webinar, July 20, 2022.
  • Speaker, UMKC Intellectual Property CLE Lunch & Learn – “A Look at Implicit Bias Concerns in Patent Examination,” ethics/implicit bias CLE webinar sponsored by the Federal Bar Association – Kansas and Western Missouri, September 24, 2020.
  • Panelist, Ethical Issues of Patent Agents in Representation of Clients, CLE at University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, April 11, 2018.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association IP Section, CLE Liaison for 2023
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy 2022 Graduate
  • Mothers Esquire
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City (LAKC)