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Rhea De Aenlle

Rhea De Aenlle

Attorney at Law

Mission Viejo
California
Licensed in
CA, Patent Bar
University of Utah
About
Rhea de Aenlle is an accomplished, business savvy attorney with extensive experience in Commercial and Intellectual Property Law for technology and life science companies. She has significant legal and business experience as in-house counsel, an AM 100 law firm associate, and a private practice attorney working with small to mid-size companies.

Rhea is skilled in recognizing and analyzing business issues and potential legal challenges thoroughly and incisively. She works with teams with executive management and Business Development to structure, draft, and negotiate agreements that address complicated business issues, reduce legal risks,
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Information Technology | Privacy and Security Law |Technology Development | Product Development | Life Science | Biotechnology | Research & Development

Software | Licenses | Web-based Services | SaaS | Cloud | Hosting Services | Outsourcing | Supply | Purchasing Distribution | Manufacturing | OEM | Marketing | Consulting | Sales |
Maintenance & Services | Leases | CIPP/US Certification (exam is scheduled)

Patent, Trademark, & Software Licensing | Joint Collaborations | Technology Development | Research & Development | Privacy Policies | Sponsored Research | Material Transfer Agreements
21
Years
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Law Office of Rhea de Aenlle

Commercial 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. Support all business units within the company. Devise practical solutions to complicated issues, balancing business interests with legal risks.
• Review, draft, and negotiate commercial transactions, including supply, distribution, manufacturing, purchasing, OEM, technology development, research, consulting, sales, services, marketing, advertising, software licensing, SaaS, maintenance and services, lease, and non-disclosure agreements.
• Negotiate sophisticated technology transfer agreements, including patent, trademark, software and content licenses necessary to commercialize products, 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.
• Knowledge of state and federal compliance regulations (including, privacy and data security, FDA, and HIPAA).

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 at this leading cancer research and treatment center.

Aug 1994 - Aug 1999

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