Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Law
New Mexico Business Weekly Who’s Who in Technology 2011
Best Lawyers in America, Biotechnology Law (2010 – present)
Ethics in Business Award 2009
Quality of Life Employer Award 2009
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Selected Work Experience:
Peacock Myers, P.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico,
Registered Patent Attorney working in patent prosecution in biotechnology, computer science, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, genetics, medical device, nanotechnology, and optics. Also handling patent, trademark, intellectual property litigation and licensing matters. FDA counseling regarding medical device, pharmaceutical applications and product labeling requirements.
Roberts Abokhair & Mardula, LLC, Reston, Virginia and Corrales, New Mexico
Attorney, February 2001-December 2004
Registered Patent Agent/Attorney working in patent, trademark, copyright and licensing matters, intellectual property audits, employment agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, commercialization strategies, export practice and security clearance matters.
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Summer Associate/Registered Patent Agent, Summer 2000
Associate working in patent, trademark, and copyright matters.
University of New Mexico, Office of University Counsel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Clerkship, Summer 1999-December 1999
Working in patent infringement and patent assignment breach matters, patent docket management and government reporting in compliance with Bayh-Dole Act. Worked with University faculty to draft financial conflicts of interest management statement.
University of New Mexico Health Science Center, Department of Pathology
Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow, 1991-1998
Developed screening system for non-cellular display of membrane bound protein/ligand interactions using FRET and fluorescent ligand-receptor interactions. Characterized chemokine receptors through mutation of receptor’s ligand-binding domains and complementary modifications in ligand structure. Responsible for compliance with human and animal subject research regulations, hazardous materials regulations and control of human biologics and radioactive materials.
Community and Professional Activities:
NMBIO, Past President, Board of Directors, Secretary, 2002-Present
Biotechnology Industry Organization, Intellectual Property Committee, member
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Trademark Association, 2011
CNM, Chair of Biotechnology Advisory Committee
A Child’s Garden, Board of Directors
Junior League of Albuquerque, sustainer