Adriane M. Antler

Adriane Antler has extensive experience in obtaining and evaluating intellectual property protection and in providing strategic counsel to clients. Her practice involves the areas of biotechnology, bioinformatics, and pharmaceuticals.

In addition to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, a substantial part of Adriane's practice is devoted to the preparation of patentability, infringement, and validity opinions. She performs due diligence evaluations of patent portfolios and provides advice on validity and freedom-to-operate issues in connection with potential investments, licenses, and acquisitions. She has in-depth experience with ex parte and inter partes reexaminations. Adriane also participates extensively in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and has participated in patent litigations. She has negotiated and prepared contracts involving intellectual property issues such as license, consulting, and sponsored research agreements.

Representative clients include Acorda Therapeutics, Baker Brothers Investments, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Exelixis, and Yale University.

Since November 2007, Adriane has served as a non-trustee member of the Technology Transfer Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Rockefeller University. She also serves as a member of the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Issues Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Adriane is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Prosecution & IP Counseling, 3) Life Sciences IP and 4) Post Grant Review
Law School Fordham University
Education Yale University (B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry summa cum laude 1980; Phi Beta Kappa)
Bar Member / Association New York, District of Columbia, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Most recent firm Jones Day
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