More than 30 years of domestic and international experience in the discovery, development, registration, and commercialization of chemical and biotechnology products.
Executive leadership roles with Acumen Pharmaceuticals, Mendel Biotechnology and Monsanto, managing corporate and commercial development, negotiating contracts, drafting and executing business plans, developing intellectual property protection strategies, building and leading high performance teams.
International experience in market analyses, product development, regulatory and public acceptance, and commercialization.
Author of two published pharmacological research articles related to Alzheimer's Disease and the holder of eight patents or patent applications.
A type of patent awarded for an item, compound or substance such that it covers any use of the claimed composition. Generally considered to be among the most powerful patents because they are so broadly applicable.
Freedom to operate
A term that refers to whether such activity as testing or commercializing a product can be done without infringing on the intellectual property rights of others. It can be important to remember that this usually is relative to what is claimed in the patent and not just what has been done with the patented discovery.
A legal concept in which one may own the tangible and intangible product of one's creativity, invention or ideas and, therefore, protect it against unauthorized use by others. The reference to property often presumes that the thing of value is the knowledge, or know-how, to create a product or the idea itself.
A strategic and tactical plan to prosecute and protect intellectual property through patents and other means. This can involve the timing of registering patents, the nature and timing of disclosures and other activities designed to create the strongest possible protective envelope around intellectual property while maximizing revenue potential for the business.
A non-practicing entity – person or company who does not manufacture products or supply services – that uses legal action to enforce asserted patent rights against accused infringers in an attempt to collect licensing fees, a process called rent-seeking. The "troll" appellation normally is applied to those who conduct abusive, sometimes baseless patent litigation.
The state of knowledge and of science that exists before your discovery or your invention.