Kristen Osenga earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she served as notes editor for the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and as a staff member of the Elder Law Journal. She is a member of the Order of the Coif and earned a Masters of Science in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelors of Science in Engineering in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa. After receiving her Juris Doctor, Osenga was an associate working in the areas of patent prosecution and litigation at Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP in Washington, D.C. She then served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 2002 to 2004 before becoming a visiting assistant professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. In the fall of 2006, Osenga joined the University of Richmond School of Law as an assistant professor. Her teaching and research interests are intellectual property, particularly patent law.