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.