Myers Bigel Participating in Largest Gathering of Academic Technology Transfer Professionals

Myers Bigel Participating in Largest Gathering of Academic Technology Transfer Professionals
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel, the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, will be participating in the AUTM Annual Meeting February 10-13 in Austin, Texas. Attorneys Alice Bonnen, Scott Moore, Mary Miller, and Rob Schwartzman will be attending the event and sharing best practices at the Myers Bigel booth #714.

“As a firm that works with a plethora of academic technology offices, it’s important that Myers Bigel is actively involved with such an important event as AUTM which brings together so many tech transfer professionals from around the world,” said Jim Cannon, Managing Partner.

A member of the Association of University Technology Managers, Alice Bonnen, Ph.D., focuses her practice on patent preparation and domestic and foreign patent prosecution in the biotechnological/life sciences fields including plant and agriculture related technologies.

Scott Moore’s practice revolves around the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of electronics, communications, software, and electrical engineering. His pre-law experience includes working for ten years at AT&T Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies developing software for telecommunication systems.

Mary Miller, Ph.D. works in the Myers Bigel biotechnology practice group in the areas of patent prosecution and client counseling. Prior to becoming an attorney, she conducted molecular virology research as a National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow at the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Concentrating his strategic patent counseling and prosecution practice in the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical arts, Rob Schwartzman, Ph.D., is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers. His professional experience includes six years as an examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, examining applications in the areas of gene expression and regulation, gene therapy, vectors and cell lines.

Since its inception in the mid-1970's, AUTM has sought to support and advance technology transfer, developing best practices and facilitating university/industry relations to ensure that inventions with high commercial potential reach the marketplace. The nonprofit organization is comprised of more than 3,000 members working in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations around the globe.

The AUTM Annual Meeting offers networking, exhibits, educational programming, and presentations by well-respected leaders such as 2019 guest speaker Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters, Iancu will be discussing important recent changes to enhance the innovation ecosystem and the future of the U.S. patent system.

Myers Bigel is engaged in events like AUTM to keep up-to-date on industry and academic advances, while sharing best practices in patent law. The firm is regularly honored by legal media and industry organizations with awards for producing quality results and leading in the protection of intellectual property. Recent accolades include recognition by IAM/Ocean Tomo PatentRatings®, IFA CLAIMS Patent Services, Business North Carolina, Super Lawyers Magazine, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, The Best Lawyers in America©, and U.S. News & Best Lawyers.

Providing expertise in all intellectual property areas, including trademark and copyrights, in addition to patents, Myers Bigel operates out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. The firm represents corporate and university clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia.

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Myers Bigel is an intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with a continuity of counsel to produce quality patents that stand up to scrutiny. Myers Bigel is continually ranked among the top national firms by well-respected legal media and industry organizations. Our knowledgeable, vibrant team of attorneys with degreed technical experience successfully acquires, protects, and manages client intellectual property assets that include trademarks and patents in the full range of technologies including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing and mechanical. Headquartered in Raleigh in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, with clients spanning the globe, we remain active in symposia, seminars, and continuing education efforts to further best practices in intellectual property protection. For more information visit