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.
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.
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Clients turn to Dan when facing white-collar criminal or complex civil litigation, relying on him for the judgment, sound counsel and strong courtroom skills he has developed through years of trial experience as a federal and state prosecutor and defense lawyer. Dan routinely helps companies and individuals respond effectively to government inquiries and investigations, especially in relation to fraud and cybercrime.
Sean Van Eysden is a Patent Engineer in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Sean assists in prosecution of patent applications involving mechanical subject matter.
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In her role as senior counsel, Betsy focuses her practice on financial services, securities law, and regulatory compliance. In her past role as general counsel for a brokerage and clearing firm, she developed an informed perspective on advising clients who conduct their business in a regulatory environment.
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