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Patent Prosecution and Counseling
Mary brings a strategic focus to intellectual property law matters, a focus annealed over time in close partnership with her inventors and business clients. Her intellectual property law practice has been international in scope and has encompassed the acquisition, protection, enforcement and monetization of technology, patent, trademark and other intellectual property assets, dispute resolution, and extensive transactional counseling.
She began her career as a trial attorney before commencing in-house practice in the field of intellectual property. She served as intellectual property counsel to several international corporations, most recently retiring from the position of Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Cabot Corporation. Before entering the practice of law, Mary worked as a scientist at The R.T. French Company, worked for a brief, but sweet, time at the Hershey Foods R&D laboratory and taught as an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mary’s intellectual property law experience spans a range of technical fields, notably high temperature materials, chemistry, polymers, food ingredients, adhesives, abrasive tools and materials, mechanical devices, chemical processes and engineering and downstream applications for chemicals and materials.
Mary has a JD degree from Villanova Law School, is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She holds a B.S. degree in Food Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. degree in Food Science, Biochemistry minor, from Oregon State University. She has a certificate in Mediation from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.