Ms. Hayes, a Principal of the firm, is head of JIPL's Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological and Life Sciences, and Chemical and Materials Practice Groups, where she focuses on patent procurement, patent portfolio strategies, counseling, and opinions. Ms. Hayes specializes in pharmaceutical, chemical, biotech, and material science arts. She has extensive experience in a variety of technology areas that include small molecule drugs, pharmaceutical formulations, compositions, and methods of treatment; chemical compounds, compositions, methods of making and use; yeast and fermentation, and baked food products; extracts, cosmetics, and fragrances; polymer compounds, compositions, synthesis and methods of use; multi-layered plastic materials, methods of making, and methods of using; molded articles, stock, and packaging materials; synthetic oils, fuel additives, catalysts, fuel cells, batteries, structural materials, and composites. Jennifer also has experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. trademark applications before the USPTO.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hayes was a partner at a well-known Intellectual Property boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hayes has also worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner in Technology Center 1700 (Chemicals and Materials Engineering), examining patent applications for compliance with formal requirements and patentability, and also as a Petitions Attorney in the Office of Petitions reviewing petitions and rendering decisions regarding matters of procedure, policy, and practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Hayes has traveled extensively to Europe and Asia to visit clients and give lectures on topics of interest relating to U.S. patent law. Prior to entering the area of patent law, Ms. Hayes was a registered pharmacist in the state of Maryland and employed and involved in the practice of pharmacy.
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