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Joseph Zahner

Joseph Zahner

Attorney at Law

Kansas City
Missouri
Licensed in
Patent Bar, NJ, MO
Seton Hall University School of Law
About
Joe is a patent and IP transaction attorney practicing in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, crop science and genetics, food safety technology, and animal health. A registered U.S. patent practitioner since 2001, Joe has successfully procured patents and protected the trade secrets of small independent inventors, universities and research institutions, new companies, and Fortune 100 companies. He advises clients on FDA and CMS regulatory matters, Bayh–Dole and technology commercialization, IP licensing and due diligence, patentability, FTO, design-around, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, and trade secret… read more management and enforcement.
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Probiotic Holdings

Senior Patent Counsel

Jan 2018 - Present

Providing freedom-to-operate, competitive landscape, and patentability analyses, and procuring patents in the field of microbiomics, microbiology, and bioprocess production for an agile, rapidly growing biotech company. Drafting, negotiating, and enforcing international intellectual property licenses.

Jan 2018 - Present

Husch Blackwell

Senior Counsel

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018

Trademark prosecution and enforcement, patent prosecution and enforcement, intellectual property counseling

Sep 2017 - Jan 2018

Kutak Rock

Of Counsel

Jan 2016 - Sep 2017

Biotech, chemical, and pharmaceutical patent preparation and prosecution for start-ups and fortune 100 biopharmaceutical companies. IP due diligence, freedom-to-operate, competitive analysis, and intellectual property licensing for universities, early stage companies, and fortune 100 companies.

Jan 2016 - Sep 2017

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Director, Patent Attorney

Apr 2010 - Jan 2016

Due diligence, freedom-to-operate, and global patent procurement for manufacturing and bioprocessing, drug delivery systems, drug formulations, and new biomolecule formats. Advise contracts and business development group on collaborative research agreements, material transfer agreements, and patent license agreements.

Apr 2010 - Jan 2016

Pfizer

Senior Patent Agent

Jul 2007 - Apr 2010

Responsible for global patent preparation and prosecution across diverse biologic and pharmaceutical portfolio, including genomics, bioinformatics, vaccines, small molecules, women’s health program, cancer and neurobiology.

Jul 2007 - Apr 2010

Saint Louis University

Director, Technology Commercialization

Jul 2002 - Jul 2007

Procured and transacted university-owned patents and other intellectual property. Negotiated, drafted and executed licensing agreements, material transfer agreements, inter-institutional agreements, CRADAs, shareholders’ agreements, and operating agreements. Prepared and prosecuted biological, chemical and pharmaceutical cases.

Jul 2002 - Jul 2007

Thompson Coburn

Senior Patent Agent

Oct 2000 - Jul 2002

Responsible for the preparation and prosecution of biotech patent cases for commercial and academic clients. Assisted attorneys in opinion work and due diligence matters.

Oct 2000 - Jul 2002

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