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Dr. Janine M. Susan

Dr. Janine M. Susan


Office Phone: 617.345.3275
Location: Boston, MA
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Prior to joining Burns & Levinson LLP in 2006, Dr. Susan was an associate with Perkins Smith & Cohen LLP. In years past, Dr. Susan was also associated with another prominent Boston firm, where she gained a broad range of experience in domestic and international patent practice. Her experience consists of drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, including opposition practice, performing patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate analyses, conducting due diligence, and providing patent strategy advice to clients together with reviewing and developing material transfer agreements and licensing agreements.

Dr. Susan’s practice focuses on all areas of chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, including small molecules, as well as engineered monoclonal antibodies, transgenic animals, and vaccines. In particular, Dr. Susan is well-grounded in the area of the biology and chemistry of peptides, polypeptides and monoclonal antibodies. She has prosecuted patents in the area of synthetic peptide vaccines and in methods for humanizing antibodies and humanized antibodies made thereof. Her graduate thesis project included developing and using antibodies as research tools, including synthesizing and isolating proteins and peptides thereof for use as antigens, and isolating and characterizing antibodies thereto.


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Recent Articles and Publications:

The ABC's of a Product Recall
Focus Newsletter, December 2014

USPTO is Considering Changing Rules for Claims Reciting Multiple Species in the Alternative
Intellectual Property Client Update, August 2007

The Once and Future Stem Cell Patent
Mass High Tech, May 4, 2007

Speaking Engagements:

WPI Venture Forum, 10.12.2010
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Role: Moderator
Topic: Business Opportunities in Healthcare IT

Squeezing Value from Your IP at the January 12 Venture Forum, 1.12.2010
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Role: Moderator

Intellectual Property, 10.8.2008
Location: The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC)
Role: Speaker

9th Advanced Forum on Biotech Patents, 9.20.2007
Location: Boston, MA
Role: Presenter
Topic: Evolving Best Practices for Claim Construction in Biotech Patent Application