Ann R. Pokalsky, Partner

Ann R. Pokalsky has extensive experience in intellectual property law and focuses her practice in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and life sciences. A large part of her practice centers on foreign and domestic patent procurement, including reissue applications, reexamination proceedings, and appeals. She has obtained numerous patents for clients in the agricultural, biotechnology, diagnostics, veterinary and pharmaceutical industries. Ms. Pokalsky has been intimately involved with the following types of IP subject matter:

  • Medical treatment methods, immunotherapies, gene and enzyme-replacement therapies
  • High throughput screening methodologies
  • Enzyme variants, peptides and peptide analogs, fusion proteins
  • Monoclonal antibodies and receptor antagonists
  • Vaccines
  • Nucleoside and nucleotide derivatives, oligonucleotides
  • Diagnostic assays
  • Vector and expression constructs, chimeric genes, gene silencing constructs, siRNAs
  • Biologics and biologic formulations
  • Small molecule drugs, drug combinations, formulations and pharmaceutical compositions
  • Transformed and transgenic cells, expression systems, engineered tissue
  • Transgenic plants and plant parts

 

Ms. Pokalsky advises and counsels clients on a wide variety of IP law topics, including trade secret law. She conducts due diligence reviews, advises on global patent filings and prosecution strategies, reviews and manages patent portfolios, and performs patent landscape analyses. In addition, she prepares inventorship, patentability, invalidity, freedom to operate, and non-infringement opinions, as well as licensing, sponsored research, non-disclosure and material transfer agreements.

Education
BS, Biology, Rutgers University
MS, Biology, Rutgers University
JD, New York Law School

Admissions
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1994
Courts of the State of New York, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1996
VA-accredited attorney, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2018

Affiliations
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
American Bar Association (ABA)