Greenberg Traurig Boston Adds Jana Harris, Ph.D. to IP Group

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has added Jana E. Harris, Ph.D. to its Boston office as an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group.

A registered patent attorney, Harris focuses her patent practice on technologies in the life sciences industry. She has experience representing start-ups, universities, and global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with technologies relating to immuno-oncology, biologics, cell treatments, animal compositions, proteomics, genetics, food and agriculture science, drug delivery, and medical devices.

Harris builds global intellectual property portfolios through strategic procurement, management, and defense to help optimize patent and regulatory exclusivity and lifecycle management for pre-clinical and post-clinical products and technologies. She renders legal opinions and risk-assessment with respect to patentability, validity, and freedom-to-operate to assist in business decisions. She also negotiates, drafts, and performs due diligence relating to licenses, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property-related agreements. Her legal practice has further encompassed brand development, trademark prosecution and clearance, enforcement and defense strategy consulting, litigation, and transactions. She has experience representing clients in patent and trademark infringement, ITC, DMCA, UDRP, and opposition/cancellation proceedings.

Harris obtained her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Vanderbilt University and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology. While at Vanderbilt, she discovered and characterized a novel cytoskeletal rearrangement in C. elegans oocytes in response to hormonal signaling during fertilization. Her research resulted in a first author paper in Developmental Biology and she was awarded the cover photo of the journal.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office: Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to over 70 attorneys practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate, emerging technology, energy, gaming, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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