Patent Bar, TN
School of Law
Chamberlain Legal Services, PLLC
May 2013 - Present
Practice focused on managing intellectual property estates including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and domain names. Communicate directly with engineers and technical experts to draft and prosecute USPTO and PCT mechanical and chemical applications. Provide project management for technology development plans, cross functional marketing activities, and the divesting of business lines.
Mar 2012 - May 2013
Negotiated, executed and managed a wide variety of corporate, IP, clinical trial, research and service/vendor agreements. Provided legal counsel and recommended actions on issues related to Healthcare Laws (Stark, Anti-kickback, HIPAA), Intellectual Property (foreign and domestic patent filings and trademarks), Securities (Form D and state notice filings) and general contract laws.
Oct 2010 - Mar 2012
Attended Vanderbilt inventor meetings and performed patentability and marketability assessments of technologies. Provided input based upon business value and potential partner assessment to ensure agreement structured to deliver the best return to the university. Gathered and analyzed patent prosecution information and provided recommendations for action.
Aug 2007 - Oct 2010
Negotiated and approved for execution sponsored research agreements, software licensing agreements and confidentiality agreements. Managed a docket of over 30 pending negotiations at any given time. Prior to negotiations, analyzed each situation and developed strategies and tactics to optimize the outcome.