Kristen Wolff is a visiting clinical assistant professor of law in the Entrepreneurship Clinic. Throughout her career, Professor Wolff’s practice has focused on supporting inventors and entrepreneurs.
Professor Wolff is an engineer by training, earning degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan. While there, she co-founded M-HEAL, a student organization with almost two hundred members today. In law school, she was Chief Executive Editor of the Duke Law & Technology Review and a student-attorney in the Startup Ventures Clinic. Following law school, she practiced as an intellectual property attorney in California, specializing in patent law and trademark law. As an associate at Knobbe Martens and Foley & Lardner, she counseled many early-stage startups on IP strategy. Seeing an unmet need for part-time in-house patent counsel for growing technology startups, she joined Aurora Consulting Group (formerly Hudak Consulting Group) where she and two other University of Michigan alumna provided such services. Most recently, Professor Wolff worked at the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer, advising faculty on technology commercialization, developing patent protection strategies, and negotiating IP licenses and other agreements. For several years, she has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.