Barbara Fiacco Named to American Intellectual Property Law Association Board of Directors

October 25, 2011

Barbara Fiacco, a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice at Foley Hoag LLP, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Fiacco, who is based in the firm’s Boston office, represents clients in complex intellectual property and patent litigation matters. Her technology-related practice focuses on the biomedical field, including counsel to companies with activities focusing on recombinant DNA, monoclonal antibodies, small molecule compounds, drug delivery, molecular diagnostics, and medical devices.

She has defended pharmaceutical and life sciences clients in significant patent infringement lawsuits that have resulted in summary judgment or other favorable outcomes. She also represents these clients in contract disputes and other commercial litigation.

The AIPLA has approximately 16,000 members, with lawyers from private and corporate practice, government service, and the academic community. The AIPLA represents individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. 

The organization also is involved in shaping U.S. intellectual property policy through its work on legislation, federal regulations and intellectual property cases in the U.S. courts. Internationally, the AIPLA has spearheaded a worldwide campaign to reduce the costs of procurement and enforcement of patents and trademarks, regularly participates in meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and maintains close relations with foreign IP officials and practitioners.

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