A member of Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team, Denise is a registered patent attorney with more than 25 years’ experience and advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in strategies for identifying, protecting and commercializing their intellectual property assets. Denise also works closely with internal corporate/university technology transfer professionals in technology portfolio development, product commercialization strategies and regulatory compliance matter resolution. Denise represents companies directly in negotiating technology licenses, cooperative research agreements, joint venture agreements, international distribution and marketing programs, patent litigation matters and university pooling arrangements. Denise is a skilled and experienced patent prosecutor and has been writing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications for clients around the world her entire career.
Denise’s practice focuses on the patenting of chemical, genetic and biochemical inventions, including plant products, medicinal plant products, pharmaceuticals, chemical processes, stem cell products, stem cell processing, vaccines, hormonal preparations and hormone-related diseases, reproductive medicine (fertility and sterility screening/treatment and in vitro/in vivo assisted reproductive technologies), genetic testing, disease detection and screening tools, cancer therapeutics, cancer detection methods and screening tools, veterinary medicine, vaccines, orthopedic devices, dental devices and chemical purification and extraction techniques. She was a medical researcher for many years, and earned her graduate degree in genetics and physiology from the University of Texas prior to her career in law.
Denise counsels clients on matters such as:
Denise is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She works closely with clients to maximize effective path to market, especially relating to those products, methods and systems relating to technologies requiring the experienced handling of FDA regulatory compliance issues and trade secret and/or patented technologies in the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, dietary health supplement and medical device product areas. Denise is also admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., and frequently assists clients in navigating and resolving governmental agency related issues as they arise.