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Abbey’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of electronics, computer software, and hardware technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, storage devices, virtualization, distributed storage systems, cryptography, mobile technologies, content management, internet advertising, media streaming, operating system optimization.
Prior to joining the firm, Abbey served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Michael E. Vigil, Chief Judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals, where she assisted with drafting opinions for complex family law and corporate cases. She also represented and counseled clients in guardianship cases at the Child and Family Justice clinical program of UNM School of Law.
Before her legal career, Abbey worked in the technology industry as a software engineer and technical leader for such companies as Intel Inc. and Varity Co. Notably, she earned the prestigious Department Recognition Award for her dedication and achievement, especially her outstanding technical leadership to local and remote team members and mentorship regarding cutting-edge programming tools and methodologies.
Having worked in-house as a software engineer and technical leader, Abbey offers insight into business management and development initiatives, as well as firsthand experience in setting and achieving financial and business goals.