Kristin Havranek

Kristin Havranek

Kristin Havranek
Los Angeles
+1 213 426 2542
Kristin Havranek has worked extensively with and in the MedTech industry for the last 25 years. A trusted advisor to investors and companies alike, Kristin regularly helps startup and emerging MedTech companies build their IP portfolios in a strategic, thoughtful manner with their business goals and needs in mind. She evaluates freedom-to-operate, patentability, investor due diligence and financing IP, and conducts patent validity analyses. She advises on strategic alliances and prepares and prosecutes patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Kristin’s ties in the industry run deep and is currently on the leadership team of MedtechWomen.

Kristin’s background as a Biomedical engineer in industry, most recently as a Senior Engineer at Guidant Corporation, and as a MedTech attorney advising companies in a wide variety of technological areas makes her uniquely qualified to find the path to successful IP protection and value creation for your MedTech company.


Kristin has worked extensively in the medical device sector, including in the areas of stents, catheter systems, medical imaging, ophthalmic devices, orthopedics, diagnostics, drug delivery devices and systems, surgical devices, and orthodontics, as well as other mechanical and electromechanical systems and equipment in and outside the medical device field.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Kristin was most recently Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini. She was previously a Senior Engineer at Guidant Corporation.

While in law school, Kristin served as Articles Editor for Law Review.

Professional Activities

Kristin serves as co-chair, membership for MedTechWomen.




University of San Francisco School of Law

(McAuliffe Honor Society, Moot Court Case Counsel)


University of Pennsylvania

(Dean’s List)



  • California


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Recognition & Awards

Kristin has been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 U.S. 2022.