Head, Group Litigation and Intellectual Property
BSc in Chemistry, specialization in Biochemistry, University of Virginia; 1992, JD, Georgetown University. Member of the New York Bar. 1992-94, Associate, Dickstein, Shapiro and Morin; 1994-95, Patent Attorney, Alza Corporation. Former: Vice-President and Chief Patent Counsel, Chiron Corporation, responsible for providing and overseeing the general business advice on intellectual property matters and participated in developing and implementing overall IP strategy for the three business units. Former Head, Global IP, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics; currently, Head, Group Intellectual Property, responsible for providing strategic guidance on IP matters, advising on the overall approach to utilization and purpose of IP, advising on the balance of claim scope with policy concerns, overseeing the general business advice on the intellectual property matters and participating in developing and implementing overall IP strategy for the divisions; also Member, Legal Leadership Team. Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association.