Before embarking on her legal career, Barbara was in academic research science. Her Ph.D. graduate training was in biochemistry and molecular biology, during which time she studied RNA and protein interactions that control mammalian pre-mRNA splicing and published numerous papers in the field. Her post-doctoral work focused on genetics and developmental gene regulation in several experimental systems. After joining Fish Neave as a technical advisor and becoming a patent agent, Barbara gained extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in pharmaceutical, biologics, medical device and other related areas.She has experience in patent drafting, prosecution and managing world-wide prosecution dockets. Barbara also has experience in European patent practice and has participated in both opposing and defending patents in oppositions in the European Patent Office, in foreign nullity proceedings and European patent litigation. Barbara also worked for several years in biotechnology patent litigation after becoming an associate.She worked on early discovery matters in several lawsuits, participated in numerous litigation strategy sessions, prepared Markman and summary judgment, post trial and appeal briefs, has taken and defended deposition testimony and prepared expert witnesses for in court testimony.
Fordham University School of Law
cum laude, Order of the Coif, Staff Member, Fordham Law Review