Ms. Luedke is responsible for providing legal support on a wide array of corporate intellectual property matters and management of Enterprise IT legal and contracting team. Her responsibilities include strategic planning for corporate research and development initiatives and intellectual property protection and exploitation; support of Lockheed Martin Government Affairs on legislative and regulatory data rights and intellectual property matters; drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts; counseling on enterprise IT policies and procedures and cybersecurity-related and privacy matters; negotiation of government and commercial intellectual property licenses and contracts; providing intellectual property support for corporate acquisitions and other transactions; managing of patent infringement matters; and advising on data rights and other government contract issues.
From 2010-2014, Ms. Luedke provided legal support to Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) division relating to intellectual property matters. Her responsibilities include drafting, review, negotiation and approval of government and commercial intellectual property licenses and contracts and related client counseling; providing intellectual property support for corporate acquisitions and other transactions; management of outside counsel for patent and trademark prosecution and litigation; intellectual property review to identify and appropriately protect the corporation’s intellectual property; advising on infringement, trademarks, product clearances, patentability opinions, and government contract issues relating to data rights, counterfeit items, proprietary information and intellectual property; and counseling concerning use and licensing of open source and commercial software.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Ms. Luedke litigated patent infringement matters involving diverse technologies such as dental devices, Web browsers, oil filtering systems, genetically modified plants, microfluidics and aluminum aircraft components. Ms. Luedke’s patent prosecution and counseling experience primarily relate to electrical, computer and mechanical arts, including health insurance and financial transaction networks, software and data processing methodologies, medical and dental devices, various mechanical devices and telecommunication systems. She has prepared and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications; prepared patentability evaluations, infringement, enforceability analyses and conducted due diligence investigations; and managed worldwide patent portfolios at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, MN, and Covington & Burling and Banner & Witcoff in Washington, DC.
Ms. Luedke is the incoming vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association. She is also an officer in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law and a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the ABA Public Contract Law Section. She frequently speaks on a variety of intellectual property topics.
Ms. Luedke served as an intern to Chief Judge Helen Nies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and examined applications as a junior examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She received her J.D. with honors from the George Washington University and her B.A. in engineering science from Dartmouth College. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Florida (inactive), and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States and is a registered patent attorney.