Roberta Christensen chairs Koley Jessen’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and provides business-practical, timely counsel on intellectual property matters.
All intellectual property used by a business has a life cycle. That life cycle commences with conception and development, or with respect to that particular business, may commence with purchase or license. With a particular emphasis in trademark law and long-standing relationships with intellectual property attorneys around the world, Roberta helps clients understand and evaluate their options to protect their valuable intellectual property at home and abroad, and in applying for and securing the protections offered under applicable law. In many instances, businesses wish to acquire, rather than develop, intellectual property. Roberta’s extensive experience in drafting and negotiating development, purchase, license and subscription agreements enables her and her team to effectively investigate and evaluate intellectual property rights and deliver solutions that best meet her clients’ needs.
Roberta has been recognized as a leading intellectual property attorney by Chambers and Partners. Chambers notes she “is held in high regard in the market, lauded for her counsel on trademark licensing and registration, as well as IP development.” The publication quoted a client as commenting, "She is helpful, creative and sensitive to client needs. A very valued partner."
She has been named among The Best Lawyers in America® for her work in Copyright Law; Privacy and Data Security Law; and Technology Law, is AV Preeminent® Rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and was selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in IP Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell (2015, 2018-2019).
She frequently speaks on intellectual property law and is a past Chair of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section.
News & Publications
- Nebraska CPA, January/February 2019
- Only You (and Your Department of Revenue) Know For Sure: State Notice and Reporting Laws Create New Issues for Direct Markets08.12.2011
- State Authority To Require Use Tax Collection From Direct Marketers: Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 26 Creighton L. Rev. 607 (1993)01.01.1993
- KJ University, 09.20.2022
- Crypto, FOMO, and the Practicalities and Risks for Your Business of Transacting and Investing in CryptocurrencyKoley Jessen University, 10.01.2021
- 2019 John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program, 05.09.2019
- Iowa State Bar Association, 11.30.2018
- Omaha Magazine, 07.2021
Honors & Affiliations
Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law, Privacy and Data Security Law, and Technology Law, 2013-2023
Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2020-2022
Super Lawyers, 2022
Omaha Magazine Top Lawyers of Omaha, Intellectual Property Rights, 2021
“AV” Rating, Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2015, 2018-2019
Community & Professional
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Omaha - Board Member
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Nebraska Chapter – Board Member and Past Board President
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Volunteer Leadership Conference – Leadership Council 2017
Moylan Premier Skating Club - Board Vice President
Nebraska State Bar Association, Tax Section – Member
Nebraska State Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section Past Chair
International Trademark Association
Omaha Children’s Museum – Past President
Technology Association of Nebraska – Board Member
Leadership Omaha – Class 26
J.D., Creighton University, (summa cum laude)
- Associate Editor, Creighton Law Review
- Alpha Sigma Nu
Certified Public Accountant, Nebraska, (currently inactive)
B.S., University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE (cum laude)
- State of Nebraska