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IP Attorney Denise L. Mayfield Joins Dykema’s Austin Office

February 5, 2020

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Denise L. Mayfield to its Intellectual Property Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Austin office. Mayfield joins Dykema from Husch Blackwell LLP’s Austin office.

For more than 25 years, Mayfield has utilized her advance degree in genetics and background in pulmonary medicine, reproductive medicine, and genetics in her patent prosecution and litigation practice. She assists domestic and international clients in identifying, protecting, licensing and litigating bet-the-company technologies.

In her practice, Mayfield works closely with internal corporate and university technology transfer professionals in patent portfolio development and prosecution, product commercialization strategies, technology transfer and regulatory compliance resolution. She represents companies directly in negotiating technology licenses, cooperative research agreements, joint venture agreements, international distribution and marketing programs, patent litigation matters and university pooling arrangements.

Mayfield has experience handling a wide range of patent matters, including genetic testing, disease detection and screening tools, veterinary medicine, vaccines, orthopedic devices, dental devices, chemical purification, extraction techniques, plant products, and cannabis products and production materials.

“We are very excited to have Denise join our team,” said Dan Harkins, Director of Dykema’s Intellectual Property and IP Litigation Department. “She brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in the Biotech and Life Sciences areas and provides great depth to our growing IP team in Austin.”

Mayfield, who is also admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., and Colorado, earned a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, an M.S. in Genetics and Physiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a B.A. in Biology from Trinity University. Denise is also a registered patent attorney.