Denise L. Mayfield
Denise Mayfield provides comprehensive management of client matters and navigates technical details with a big-picture, client-oriented perspective. She gives creative counsel on how to best secure the most valuable intellectual property assets to achieve the client’s business needs.
The coordinated and thoughtful strategies Denise delivers include patent, trademark, copyright, domain name, and trade secret protection, and she prioritizes each client’s short-and long-term business goals. Denise’s strong academic background in life sciences and healthcare, extensive IP knowledge, and pragmatism enable her to assess the spectrum of a technology’s commercial applications and chart a client action plan that minimizes existing and potential obstacles.
A skilled and accomplished registered patent attorney, Denise drafts and prosecutes patents focused in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She also performs patent portfolio due diligence review, conducts freedom-to-operate investigations, and litigates patents for domestic and international companies, universities, research institutes, startups, and individual inventors.
Her experience in healthcare IP protection makes her a go-to resource for health sciences centers, physicians groups and medical schools around the world. This includes a wide range of technical disciplines, such as veterinary science, human healthcare, blood management, pharmaceuticals (antibodies, vaccines, novel chemical compounds), medical devices, assay/diagnostic devices, regenerative medicine, telehealth, stem cell therapeutics, plant-derived preparations (cannabis), palliative care/pain management, oncology, sterilization devices, product manufacturing, software, computer-implemented technologies, and artificial intelligence.
“ The ingenuity and creativity of the people and organizations I interact with each day provide a constant source of personal inspiration. My goal is to provide a level of client service that exceeds expectations and inspires continued business success. ”
- St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D.
- University of Texas at San Antonio, M.S., genetics and physiology
- Trinity University, B.A., Biology
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Women in Bio, Founding Chair
- Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Diplomatic Delegation Member to Mexico 2019, International Committee, Vice Chair
- Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), 2019 Annual Convention Planning Committee
- Notre Dame Club of Austin
- Mexi-Arte, 2018 Catrina Ball Steering Committee
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