Janet M. McNicholas Ph.D.

Dr. Janet McNicholas is noted for her patent-related achievements in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical products, and medical products. Her experience includes more than 25 years of practice as a patent attorney, and she serves as patent counsel to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including start-up and emerging growth companies financed by private equity and venture capital investors.

Janet advises clients in the development, management, and enforcement of worldwide patent portfolios. She writes and prosecutes patent applications for a broad range of life science technologies, advises clients in licensing and agreement matters, and is experienced in biopharma litigation and opposition matters. Her practice regularly includes conducting patentability, freedom-to-operate, infringement, and validity assessments; evaluating intellectual property portfolios in connection with venture capital and private equity financings, collaborations, and/or partnering deals; and mining developing and mature patent portfolios for opportunities to maximize value. [1]