Natalie is an experienced patent agent whose practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property. She specializes in intellectual property protection in the medical devices, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical industries. Natalie assists clients in all aspects of their patent strategy, including preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, patent portfolio management, IP due diligence, as well as patentability and freedom to operate searches and analyses.
She has nearly 20 years of experience working with early-stage and emerging-growth companies in strategic development and management of patent portfolios. Natalie approaches all aspects of her practice with an emphasis on strategy and client communication. She has a deep knowledge of her clients’ business and their goals as well as the competitive landscape. Natalie has been instrumental in developing complex IP portfolios for start-up companies and successfully navigating IP diligence by large- and mid-level acquirers.
Natalie is experienced in diverse technology areas including medical devices and interventions in the ophthalmic, neurovascular, cardiovascular, and spinal fields. She has extensive experience with intraocular drug delivery devices, glaucoma treatment devices, various ophthalmic surgical tools for cataract and other ocular surgeries, intraocular lenses, insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring devices, catheters, stents and other vascular interventions, orthopedic devices and spinal implants. She has also worked with a range of clients in the consumer products industries, including the snow and adventure sports industries.
Natalie earned her PhD in Pharmacology at Tulane University in New Orleans, where her dissertation research focused on atherosclerosis, restenosis, and the responses of the vascular wall following balloon catheter injury. She continued her post-graduate research at The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Immunology in San Diego investigating the mechanisms of inflammation and immunity in atherosclerosis. Natalie is published in various scientific journals.
- Tulane University (PhD, Pharmacology)
- Drury College (BA, Biology)