Dr. Wendy Ballard is a registered patent attorney. She practices intellectual property law and focuses on international and domestic patent prosecution, technology transactions, and client counseling in the chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. Wendy's client counseling experience includes conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses for patent portfolios and providing noninfringement and invalidity opinions. She also has experience in intellectual property litigation matters involving trade secret misappropriation.Wendy's transactional practice includes drafting and negotiating agreements for the use and transfer of intellectual property in the chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. She also assists on commercial transactions involving intellectual property and technology.