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GenevieveHalpenny

Associate

"I share my clients' passion for innovation and enjoy working with them to develop and implement intellectual property strategies that achieve their business objectives."

Overview

Biography

Genevieve uses her PhD in chemistry to advocate for clients who are seeking or leveraging patents for pharmaceutical and agricultural formulations, chemical compounds, synthetic and electrochemical processes, materials with applications in a variety of engineering and scientific disciplines, and microfluidic devices—all of which she has handled. Genevieve provides actionable business and legal advice based on patentability, freedom to operate, and infringement analyses.

Genevieve has worked with clients to protect their patent, trademark, and trade secret rights in matters before federal courts, state courts, and the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Genevieve has also helped clients protect and monetize their technologies in licensing agreements and contracts. She is experienced in conducting trademark availability searches and registering trademarks with the USPTO.

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court, Member
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Drafted a motion to amend, which was the sixth to be granted in inter partes review.
  • Defended and favorably settled a trademark opposition before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Obtained a default judgment, including an award of attorneys’ fees, in a federal trademark infringement case.
  • Successfully prosecuted patents in a wide variety of chemical and mechanical fields.
  • Successfully registered trademarks and service marks.

Prior Experience

  • Newman and Lickstein, Associate
  • McCarter & English, LLP, Associate
  • Fish IP Law, Associate
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Research Assistant
  • University of California at Santa Cruz, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate Student Researcher, Teaching Assistant

Selected Honors

  • Dean’s Award in Advanced Patent Law
  • Center for Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering, Graduate Fellow
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • “Pay for Delay Settlements in Pharmaceutical Cases,” American Chemical Society Western Regional Meeting
  • United States v. Arthrex Inc. and the Constitutionality of the Structure of the PTAB,” Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court

Selected Publications & Media

  • World Trademark Review, “Research Finds That Most Major Twitch Streamers Have Not Obtained Registered Trademark Protection for Their Brands”
  • Chemistry & Biodiversity, “Nitric Oxide (NO)-Induced Death of Gram-Negative Bacteria From a Light-Controlled NO-Releasing Platform,” Co-Author

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Certifies Questions Regarding Damages for Improper Judgment Enforcement to New York Court of Appeals

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NYS Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Fully Repeal Immunity for Certain Health Care Providers and Facilities

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Gridlock and Middleman Lobbying Cause NYS Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reforms to Fail Again in NYS Budget

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IRS Issues Additional Guidance on the Employee Retention Credit for First Two Quarters of 2021

Alerts

More Good News for Local Restaurants and Entertainment Establishments

Alerts

New York State Announces Deal to Legalize Marijuana

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