Sarah J. Rhoades is a Registered Patent Attorney and also admitted to practice in the State Courts of Montana, the Federal Courts for the District of Montana, and United States Tax Court. Sarah became a registered agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office during law school. Sarah counsels clients on developing strategies for protecting their rights and then represents them in patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and related business and contract matters. Sarah assists clients in securing and enforcing their intellectual property rights in the U.S. and international jurisdictions. Sarah serves as local counsel for intellectual property disputes in the District of Montana and her past experience includes a Markman Hearing before the Honorable Carolyn Ostby in the District of Montana, Great Falls Division. Her other court experience includes representing clients during 10 State and Federal jury trials in Montana. Sarah is co-organizer of IP Day in MONTANA a multi-day seminar at the Blewett School of Law at the University of Montana. Sarah is a founding member and Inaugural Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Montana. Sarah is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section, the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Western Montana Bar Association. Sarah was born and raised on the Dearborn and Missouri Rivers in northcentral Montana. She attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana and the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. She received a Bachelor's degree in Biology with an Environmental Emphasis and then a Juris Doctorate. In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing volleyball and soccer or finding new trails with her family.