Dr. Janine M. Susan

Partner

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3275
Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

J.D., Boston College Law School

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook

B.S., Chemistry, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Susan is a partner in the firm's Science & Technology, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences and Food & Drug Law groups.

With over 17 years of experience in intellectual property, her practice includes drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, including opposition practice and performing patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate analyses. She also supports the firm’s corporate clients by conducting IP due diligence, providing strategic patent portfolio advice, and reviewing and developing material transfer agreements and licensing agreements.

Dr. Susan’s practice focuses on all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. Her technical expertise involves small molecule chemical entities including chemotherapeutics, fluorescent imaging agents, drug-protein/antibody conjugates, fuel additives and personal care products. In addition to the chemical arts, she has helped clients protect inventions involving proteins, antibodies, vaccines, stem cells, nucleic acids, gene therapy and bioengineered materials.

Prior to her Ph.D., she was a chemist at Johnson Matthey, Inc. where she synthesized organic and inorganic chemotherapeutic compounds, antibody-drug conjugates and diagnostic imaging agents.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

2017 Women Worth Watching in STEM by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Boston Patent Law Association

Irish Cultural Center of New England

Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Venture Forum Program Committee

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Susan has spoken at numerous engagements, such as the American Conference Institute's 9th Advanced Forum on Biotech Patents and several Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Venture Forums.

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

“The ABC’s of a Product Recall,” Focus Newsletter, December 2014

Dr. Susan has also written for other publications, including Mass High Tech.

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Dr. Janine M. Susan
Practices
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • IP Transactions
  • Patent
  • Life Sciences
  • Food & Drug Law
Education

J.D., Boston College Law School

Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook

B.S., Chemistry, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Admissions

Massachusetts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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