Warunee Srisiri Ph. D.

Warunee Srisiri Ph. D.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Srisiri received her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude, ranked first in her graduating class, while working full time as a patent agent.  Dr. Srisiri also holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Arizona and a masters degree in business administration (MBA) from the Citadel School of Business.

Dr. Srisiri has had extensive experience as a scientist and a business manager prior to practicing patent law. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Srisiri worked as a scientist at Johnson Polymer for three years before joining the Specialty Chemicals Division of MeadWestvaco Corporation as a senior scientist. Dr. Srisiri then worked as a market development manager for the Specialty Chemical Divisions of MeadWestvaco where she was responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities, as well as working closely with in-house counsel to create robust IP portfolios for various new businesses, form joint ventures/LLCs, and divest non-strategic businesses. With the desire to understand areas of legal practice affecting the protection and exploitation of technology, Dr. Srisiri pursued her J.D. degree as a part-time student while maintaining her full time job as a patent agent working in the area of chemicals, material science, green technologies, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and packaging applications, and now brings that expertise to Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood and its clients.

Experience and Expertise

Infringement, Validity, and Enforceability Evaluations
Intellectual Property Due Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions
Patent and Technology Portfolio Assessments and Audits
Post-Grant Proceedings, Including Reissue and Reexamination
Product Clearance Opinions
Technology Evaluation and Invention Identification
Technology Transfer
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Chemical & Chemical Process
Materials Science
Mechanical & Aerospace
Medical Devices

Areas of Practice

  • Counseling & Strategic Planning
  • Due Diligence
  • Intellectual Property & Other Complex Litigation
  • International
  • Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks & Copyrights
  • Transactional & Licensing
  • Opinions

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina
    • J.D. summa cum laude
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • Ph. D.
    • Major: Organic Chemistry
  • Citadel School of Business
    • M.B.A.
  • B. Sc. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property Section
  • The David K. Winder IP Inn of Court
  • Utah Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • The Women Tech Council

Past Employment Positions

  • TraskBritt, Patent Attorney
  • MeadWestvaco Corporation, Patent Attorney/Agent
  • MeadWestvaco Corporation, Market Development Manager for Specialty Chemicals
  • MeadWestvaco Corporation, Senior Research Scientist for Specialty Chemicals
  • Johnson Polymer, Inc. (now a part of BASF Corporation), Research Scientist
  • The University of Arizona, Postdoctoral Research Scientist


  • Thai