Natalie is an accomplished patent agent whose experience encompasses all areas of intellectual property. She specializes in intellectual property protection in the medical devices, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical industries. Natalie provides comprehensive patent services for clients, 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 over 20 years of experience working with early-stage and emerging-growth companies in strategic development and management of patent portfolios world-wide. Natalie approaches all aspects of her practice with an emphasis on strategy and client communication. She has a deep knowledge of her clients’ technologies and competitive landscapes as well as their business goals. 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, particularly in medical devices and interventions in the ophthalmic, neurovascular, cardiovascular, and spinal fields. She has extensive experience with intraocular lenses, intraocular drug delivery devices, micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and treatment devices, as well as a variety of ophthalmic surgical tools for cataract, retinal, and other ocular surgeries. She also has extensive experience with cardiovascular inventions including peripheral, coronary, and neurovascular devices including balloon expandable and self-expanding stents, flow diverters, cerebral protection devices, intracranial catheters, and tools for treatment stroke and other vascular interventions. Natalie has been involved in a variety of orthopedic device projects involving joint revision devices, bone fracture fixation devices, and various devices relating to the spine, including spinal fusion, stabilization, and access. She also has worked with clients in the field of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring devices as well as 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 and her post-graduate research at The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Immunology in San Diego. Natalie is published in various scientific journals.