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Janet I. Cord


Phone: (212) 708-1935 | Fax: (212) 246-8959

Janet Cord is a Partner in the New York office of Ladas & Parry.

Janet has wide-ranging experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and non-US patent applications in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, chemistry and medical devices for companies and universities. She has drafted and negotiated global license agreements and material transfer agreements with a focus on health care. She carries out due diligence for licensing, mergers and acquisitions  and financial investment..

Janet also advises clients on issues relating to marketing of products including clinical testing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology products, medical devices and medical test kits in the U.S. and abroad.

She has prepared numerous patent validity, infringement and freedom-to-use opinions with a particular emphasis in the pharmaceutical field. She has litigated patent infringement and trade secret cases and has been the lead attorney in a number of patent interferences. She has argued appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. In addition to writing on IP related matters, Janet lectures frequently on obtaining and enforcing patent rights. She is the chair of the Finance Committee and co-chair of the Fundraising Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and is also vice chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) International Patent Law & Practice Committee.


Brandeis University (B.A. Biochemistry, cum laude)
Pace University (J.D.)

Practice Areas
  • Patents – Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Biochemistry, Biology
  • U.S. Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Transactions
  • Designs

New York
U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Registered Patent Attorney

Key Industries
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
Associations & Organizations

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Intellectual Property Owners Organization (IPO)

  • International Patent Law & Practice Committee, Vice Chair
  • International Patent Committee, Secretary

New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)

  • Member

Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)

  • Chair of Finance Committee
  • Chair of Fundraising Committee

Women in Bio (WIB)

  • Grant Committee

American Bar Association (ABA)

  • Advisory Council, Member 2012-2014
Publications & Presentations

See Posts By Janet I. Cord

Inequitable Conduct, iPFrontline, Aug. 2, 2010,  and www.mondaq.com, July 27, 2010
Bad Patents, iPFrontline, Dec. 3, 2009, and www.mondaq.com, Dec. 2009
Japan – Super Accelerated Examination, iPFrontline, Apr. 1, 2009, and IPO Committee Newsletter, May 2009
Effect of India Patent Law on the Patenting Drugs and New Uses of Old Products, IPO Committee Newsletter, July 2009
Spring Intellectual Property Workshop, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida  April 9, 2009
South of the Border: A Year in Review, 9th Edition Drug Patents in Canada, May 6-7, 2010, Toronto, Canada
IP Law 101 for Environmental Lawyers (Webinar), Sponsored by ExecSense Lawyers May 12, 2011
Provisions for Compulsory Licenses in Africa, IPO Committee Newsletter, May 2014
4th Annual Global Litigation Conference, New York, New York, October 1st, 2014