Susan Sutterfield Wilks

Susan Sutterfield Wilks


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Susan is a creative and enthusiastic patent attorney with twenty years of in-house patent experience. Susan joined MRG as Of Counsel. Susan's in-house in experience includes invention mining, portfolio building and portfolio management, international patent portfolio strategy, patent drafting and prosecution, due diligence, patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions, risk assessments, licenses, and budget management. Most recently, she spent two years in-house in Europe, building her experience in international patent portfolio management including leveraging European Opposition practice.


  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • J.D.
  • Oberlin College
    • B.A. in Biology and Neuroscience
  • University of Arizona
    • M.S. in Physiology

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • New York
  • District of Columbia


  • Medical Devices
  • Material Science
  • Polymers
  • Coatings
  • Pharmaceuticals


  • Patent Law
  • Freedom-to-Operate Opinions
  • Patentability Opinions
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management
  • Due Diligence
  • International Patent Prosecution and Strategy