Mary Atkinson is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office. She focuses her practice on assisting and counseling clients in obtaining, protecting, and leveraging intellectual property in the chemical and biotechnology arts. Her technical experience includes 10 years as a research scientist at the University of Washington in the areas of genetics and molecular biology. In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Ms. Atkinson assists clients in intellectual property due diligence, technology licensing agreements, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-practice opinions.
Ms. Atkinson also provides legal advice and support to life sciences clients in the areas of pre-clinical and clinical drug development. She has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements associated with the conduct of clinical trials worldwide, such as research collaboration agreements with universities, manufacturing and supply agreements, material transfer agreements, clinical trial agreements with contract research organizations and institutions, indemnification agreements, and informed patient consent.
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