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Rhea De Aenlle

Rhea De Aenlle

Attorney at Law

Mission Viejo
California
Licensed in
CA, Patent Bar, CIPP/US, CIPP/E
University of Utah
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About
Rhea de Aenlle is a business-savvy attorney with extensive experience in Commercial, Privacy & Data Security (CIPP/US, CIPP/E), and Intellectual Property Law for technology and life science companies. She has significant legal and business experience as in-house counsel, an AM Law 100 firm associate, and a solo private practice attorney.

IT | Product Development | Life Science | Biotechnology | Privacy & Security Law (GDPR) | Software and Patent Licenses | Web-based Services | SaaS | Cloud | Outsourcing | Supply | Purchasing | Service Agreements | Manufacturing | OEM | Marketing & Advertising | Master Services Agreements |
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""As a lawyer, I do not always know all areas of law but I certainly have an awareness of the qualities of a good lawyer. Rhea has these qualities. I engaged Rhea to review a consulting agreement for my company with a major global organization. Rhea was thorough in her review - pointing out details and their implications, all along providing explanations that were clear and informative. She clearly had mastery of the area of legal area. Additionally, she was responsive to all of my questions in a timely and complete manner. Further, her attitude made it clear that she has a passion for her work and made it fun for me to work with her!""

Consulting Agreement
Posted on Sep 4, 2018
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"Rhea is a very thorough and competent professional who always has my company’s best interests in mind. She has assisted us with a variety of legal transactions including technology licensing, OEM/Supply and most recently data privacy. Rhea is very comfortable dealing with complex technologies and business issues. She is diligent, detail and service-oriented, but also always keeps the big picture in mind. She has been a great partner for us and I highly recommend her."

Commercial Transactions, Licensing, and Privacy Law
Posted on Aug 31, 2018

Work History

Law Office of Rhea de Aenlle

Commercial, Privacy, and Intellectual Property Attorney

May 2018 - Present

Represent clients in the technology (IT, electronics, finance, and equipment) and life science (biotechnology, drug discovery, pharmaceutical, and healthcare) industries. Devise practical solutions to complicated issues relating to business, intellectual property, and privacy law.
• Review, draft, and negotiate commercial transactions, including supply, distribution, manufacturing, purchasing, OEM, technology development, research, consulting, sales, professional services, marketing, software licensing, SaaS, hosting/cloud services, and non-disclosure agreements.
• Advise clients about compliance issues which concern state and federal privacy and security laws.
• Negotiate sophisticated technology transfer agreements, including patent, trademark, software and content licenses, technology development, sponsored research, clinical trial, material transfer agreements.
• Successfully extended the life of client’s leading product by licensing patents, staving off competitors.
• Draft and implement templates, standard Terms and Conditions, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policies.

May 2018 - Present

Pepper Hamilton

IP Practice Group Associate

Mar 2008 - Feb 2018

• Drafted and negotiated a wide array of significant agreements including, but not limited to software, SaaS, content, advertising and marketing, supply, outsourcing, professional services, consulting, services, purchase, OEM, and distribution agreements. 
• Successfully drafted and negotiated numerous patent, trademark, and software licensing agreements.
• Researched, interpreted, and drafted terms and conditions which covered regulatory compliance issues related to privacy and data security, HIPAA, and FDA laws.

Mar 2008 - Feb 2018

Leiner Health Products, LLC

Corporate Attorney

Oct 2004 - May 2007

Advised and supported product development, business development, purchasing, quality/regulatory, sales, marketing, finance, operations, IT, and human resources executives on legal matters for this over-the-counter drug and vitamin manufacturer. Managed the prosecution of patent applications. Counseled senior management on patent liability.
• Successfully negotiated and finalized product development agreements with medical product manufacturers and supply agreements with American-based, multinational retail companies.
• Counseled company on intellectual property matters.

Oct 2004 - May 2007

Invitrogen Corporation (formally the name of Life Technologies Corporation)

Corporate Transactional Intellectual Property Attorney

Oct 2001 - May 2004

Drafted and negotiated all technology licensing transactions, research and development, joint development, and sponsored research agreements for this biotechnology products development company.
• Collaborated closely with Business Development. Trained the team to draft and use term sheets to negotiate substantive business terms.
• Closed many commercial transactions including purchase, supply, manufacturing, OEM, telecommunications, and service agreements for both domestic and international business units.

Oct 2001 - May 2004

University of Southern California

Senior Technology Licensing Associate

Sep 1999 - Sep 2001

Managed comprehensive technology transfer program. Negotiated patent licensing agreements and identified novel inventions. Taught patent law and licensing to researchers and faculty.

Sep 1999 - Sep 2001

City of Hope National Medical Center and Backman Research Institute

Senior Technology Transfer Manager

Aug 1994 - Aug 1999

Led technology transfer program; negotiated licensing agreements; evaluated invention disclosures and managed patent portfolio at this leading cancer research and treatment center.

Aug 1994 - Aug 1999

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