VLP Law Group LLP announced today that Dianne Reed has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

Ms. Reed has nearly 30 years of experience in private practice and has worked extensively in virtually all aspects of patent practice for many different types of clients, including start-ups, established companies, investors, nonprofit organizations, and universities. Her work includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications; development and implementation of long-term patent strategies; due diligence reviews and opinion work; analysis of patent issues in business transactions; counseling with respect to competitors’ IP and activities; and the handling of IP issues related to the FDA regulatory process, including ANDA and NDA submissions, Orange Book listings, patent certifications and statements, and patent term restoration requests. She has also served as a patent law expert in pharmaceutical patent

“We are excited to welcome Dianne to the firm,” said David Roise, Chair of VLP’s Intellectual Property Group. “She combines a strong chemistry background with a broad range of IP experience, from patent prosecution to advising clients with respect to IP strategy and due diligence. The addition of Dianne to VLP’s IP group will expand our already strong ability to meet client demand for strategic advice on complex IP matters.”

Dianne has experience in a broad range of technology areas, including chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, materials science, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, diagnostics, nanotechnology, and medical devices. Her clients over the years have included Cetus, Chiron, Genentech, Alza, Scios, Quantum Dot, Nektar Therapeutics, Affymax, Angiotech, Labcyte, Bayer, Agilent, Teva USA, Stanford, Caltech, and Kaiser Permanente.

“I believe VLP’s innovative approach to client-service and cost-effectiveness is the best platform for my practice,” Reed stated. “I look forward to collaborating with VLP’s excellent group of attorneys and working in an environment that will most benefit my clients, said Reed.”

Reed received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from M.I.T. in 1979, attended graduate school in chemistry at U.C. Berkeley, and received her law degree from U.C.-Hastings in 1984. Dianne was an associate and then a partner at Irell & Manella, leaving with the patent group to join Morrison & Foerster as a partner in 1991. Shortly thereafter, Dianne founded her own firm, the Reed Intellectual Property Law Group, which fourteen years later was acquired by the Boston-based firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo.



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