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 Expert  727274

Expert in Medical Devices, Patent Strategy, Patentability, Intellectual Property, Litigation Support


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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She has served as Vice President of Intellectual Property & Legal Affairs for The Sharper Image Corporation. In addition to focusing on patent strategy in several positions, she has lead and built R&D teams in both Class III medical device companies and software companies. She has brought several medical products through the FDA and to market and successfully formed and sold a medical software company. She has served as an expert witness in several patent litigation, as well as class action cases. She is a registered patent agent and inventor on several patents.
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biomedical device

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biomedical engineering

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catheter

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claim (patent)

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defensive patenting

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device inventing

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device patent

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device patenting

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expert testimony

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expert witness

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infringement enforcement

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intellectual property

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intellectual property strategy

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inventions

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legal patenting

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licensable technology

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medical device

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medical device design

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medical device evaluation

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medical device patent

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medical product

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new product development

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patent

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patent application

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patent claim chart

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patent claim construction

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patent claim construction brief

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patent infringement

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patent interpretation

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patent law

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patent prosecution

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patent searching

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patent specification

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patent trolling

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patentability evaluation

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product invention

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United States patent


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Medical Products Packaging: FDA Package Validation,...
Biomedical Material Technology
Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, R&D
Medical Technology

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   BS   Biomedical Engineering   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  
1988   ME   Biomedical Engineering   Tulane University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

CEO

 

Smart Assets is a consulting firm which evaluates and maximizes the valuation of start-up companies by analyzing, developing and packaging the company's patent assets. Clients are primarily Venture Capitalists and other investors and their start-up companies in the medical device industry.

2003 to 2007

 

The Sharper Image

 

Vice President, IP & Legal Affairs

 

She managed all legal affairs and intellectual property for the $750m company.

2000 to 2003

 

1747, Inc.

 

Vice President of Product Development

 

She was investor, Board member and was responsible for leading the product development efforts of 1747, as well as taking an active role in all fundraising/investor activities. 1747 focused on delivering clinical trials directly to patients via the Internet.

1992 to 1996

 

Conceptus, Inc.

 

Director of Product and Business Development

 

She was brought in to lead Conceptus's Product Development effort after its initial round of funding in 1992. Her group developed a full product line of devices to diagnose and treat infertility. The product line was launched on time and successfully in the US, Europe, and Australia. Her position expanded to include Business Development as Conceptus's IPO neared. Conceptus went public in early 1996 (CPTS).

1989 to 1992

 

SciMed Life Systems (now Boston Scientific)

 

Group Manager

 

She managed the Perfusion Product Development Group. Before that was Engineering Project Manager for Over-the-Wire Balloon Angioplasty products. She developed product lines that were launched on time and successfully in the US and internationally. One of the product lines became the best selling angioplasty catheter line worldwide.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Has 9 granted US patents as well as International patents. Her US patents are cited by 406 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Patent due diligence for Venture Capitalists, including very early stage (pre-investment) patent analysis.
  • Streamlining an existing patent portfolio by sorting the patents and patent applications into need to keep, licensable, and can abandon.
  • Determining how to best patent an idea or increase patent coverage to increase the value of a company.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Medical Devices Forum
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert witness in several patent litigation lawsuits and class action lawsuits.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Possible expert witness Engagement.
  • Expert witness on immunology blood assays for consulting on ELISA spot assay analyzer.
  • Expert for consulting on permissable reuse of catheters in a hospital setting and pricing of new versus reused catheters.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1991 to 1996   Europe   She developed medical devices during this time and as a result, traveled often to most countries in Europe to work with Dr.s who were using the product in patients. She observed the procedures in the OR or cath lab. She also attended several International meetings in Europe.
1991 to 1996   Australia   She developed medical devices during this time and as a result, traveled often to Australia to work with Dr.s who were using the product in patients. She observed the procedures in the OR or cath lab.

Market Research:
She has the ability to understand patents and develop patent strategy from a business perspective. Her experience with patents ranges from the first idea to patent portfolio development to patent litigation as well as patent litigation avoidance.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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