The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act fundamentally changed the process by which life sciences companies protect their inventions. U.S. patents are no longer awarded to the first to invent, but instead to the first to file. As a result, understanding the system and the standards for protecting intellectual property is as crucial today as understanding the science behind it.
Leaders of higher education institutions today face challenges and opportunities unlike anything their predecessors encountered. As student and faculty populations grow more diverse, the rules and values governing campus life are evolving and becoming more complex at a faster rate.
Environmental & Natural Resources law is not only complex and constantly evolving, but also highly technical. Michael Best’s team of environmental lawyers understands not only the law and the science of environmental regulations, but also our clients’ business needs and how to help achieve them.
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Known for giving practical and actionable legal advice, Adrienne counsels clients on the many complex aspects of privacy and data management matters. Her extensive background includes experience with issues relating to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as privacy programs and cyber security issues.
Joel counsels start-up and growth phase companies regarding the development and protection of their intellectual property. With his background as a computer scientist, Joel is uniquely situated to provide strategic counsel in the intersecting realms of law and technology.
As a senior member of the firm’s government and regulatory law team, Andrew concentrates his practice on state government and healthcare law. Clients benefit from his strong track record in resolving complex disputes and disagreements with state government agencies.
Paul draws on his extensive business experience as a successful serial venture capital-backed entrepreneur, investor, and angel investor to represent emerging technology and life sciences companies, and venture capital firms in financing and other strategic transactions and general corporate matters.
Molly is experienced in all phases of obtaining patent protection both in the United States and internationally. Her patent prosecution and patent clearance practice is focused on computer software and hardware technologies, including imaging systems and applications (including computed tomography and radiographic image creation, analysis, and management), cryptographic and security applications, financial transaction processing, wireless networks and communication protocols, web-based applications and business methods.
Greg Lynch is a partner in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group and Energy Industry Group. He also is the Co-Founder of the firm’s Venture BestTM venture practice. His principal experience includes early-stage company formation, angel and venture capital financing, public and private placement of securities, stock option and equity incentive plans, and more.
Seth brings more than 20 years of experience in a full spectrum of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-related matters to his leadership of the firm’s FDA Regulatory practice group. Incorporating his training as a chemical engineer and experience gained while serving the FDA with a practical business approach, Seth offers clients a valuable perspective on highly technical areas of the FDA’s regulatory authority.
Paulette has more than 25 years of experience representing pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, and healthcare companies, financial institutions and financial services companies in complex regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters.
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