Patent Portfolio Evaluations for Pharmaceutical Company

Evaluated patent portfolios and performed freedom-to-operate assessments on ribonucleic acid/lipid nanoparticle (RNA/LNP) technologies of multiple emerging companies to arm a large, international pharmaceutical company with strong negotiation positions to complete mergers, acquisitions or business development deals.

RNA/LNP Landscape Analysis for Partnership, Acquisition Potential

Analyzed the ribonucleic acid/lipid nanoparticle (RNA/LNP) landscape to assess the IP positions of major companies in the field and to identify potential companies for partnering or acquisition.

Counsel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Application

Provided counseling and creative solutions regarding prosecution strategy related to a COVID-19 vaccine patent application in view of various business agreements with a research institution and attendant Bayh-Dole considerations to promote business development.

IP Due Diligence for Life Sciences Company

Performed IP due diligence and authored multiple noninfringement and invalidity opinions to position a small life sciences company developing and marketing biological wound healing materials for a possible IPO and eventual acquisition for $300 million, plus an additional $100 million upon reaching certain growth milestones.

Drafted IP Agreements for University

Evaluated and drafted IP licensing agreements, research and collaboration agreements and material transfer agreements for a large U.S. university.

Advised University on Inventorship Determination in Dispute

Advised a large U.S. university regarding inventorship determination in a disputed matter with a collaborating university.

IP Terms for Collaboration Between Chemical, Cosmetic Companies

Negotiated IP terms for collaboration agreements between a chemical company providing materials and know-how and an international cosmetic company looking to develop new products.

Opposition Proceedings, Strategy Relating to Diagnostic Assays for Blood Disorders

Initiated and defended European opposition proceedings in conjunction with European counsel against a large, international medical diagnostics company and played a leading role in developing strategy and providing support during oral opposition and appeal proceedings in relation to complex diagnostic assays for blood disorders.

Noninfringement, Invalidity Opinions for International Chemical Company

Authored multiple noninfringement and invalidity opinions related to patents directed to chemical compositions for a large, international chemical company specializing in fuel additives.

Counseled on FDA Labeling, Record Keeping Regulations

Advised a medical device manufacturer regarding complying with FDA regulations related to labeling and record keeping for medical devices.

Advised Nonprofit on Complying with FDA Clinical Trial Regulations

Advised a nonprofit research institution regarding complying with FDA regulations related to the duties and responsibilities of researchers involved in clinical trials.

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