Jennifer Blount, Ph.D.

Associate - Boston

Jennifer Blount
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Jennifer Blount is an associate in Foley Hoag's Intellectual Property Department, where she drafts and prosecutes domestic, international and foreign patent applications related to pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, chemical processes, drug delivery, medical devices, formulation, nanotechnology, optics (LED) and crystallography. Jennifer has extensive experience in patent validity and freedom-to-operate opinions as well as due diligence and patent landscape analysis. Jennifer also has experience with pre- and post-grant oppositions and appeals in the US, as well as in foreign jurisdictions, such as India and Colombia.

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Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Boston University, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
  • Boston University, M.A. in Organic Chemistry
  • Boston University, B.A. in Chemistry

Languages:

French, Spanish

  • Hu, T.; Schaus, J. V.; Lam, K.; Palfreyman, M. G.; Panek, J. S. “Total Synthesis of the RNA Polymerase Inhibitors (±)-Myxopyronin A & B” J. Org. Chem. 1998, 63, 2401-2406.
  • Schaus, J. V.; Panek, J. S. “Palladium Catalyzed Cross Coupling of Terminal Alkynes With 4-Trifloyl Oxazole: Studies Toward the Construction of the C26-C31 Subunit of Phorboxazole A” Org. Lett. 2000, 2, 469-471.
  • Liu, P.; Binnun, E. D.; Schaus, J. V.; Valentino, N. F.; Panek. J. S. “Stereoselective Additions of Chiral (E)-Crotylsilanes to Thionium Ions: Asymmetric Synthesis of Homoallylic Thioethers” J. Org. Chem. 2002, 65, 1705-1707.
  • Evano, G.; Schaus, J. V.; Panek, J. S. “A Convergent Synthesis of the Macrocyclic Core of Cytotrienins: Application of RCM for Macrocyclization” Org. Lett. 2004, 6, 525-528.

Honors

  • Boston Business Journal “40 Under 40” list (2014)
  • Brief Award – Suffolk Law School
  • National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowship

Involvement

  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Co-Secretary of the Chemistry and the Law Division

Intellectual Property

  • “Lessons Learned from the First IPRs and PGRs: Best Practices for Offensive and Defensive Use of AIA Procedures in the Life Sciences Space,” ACI’s Advanced Forum on Life Sciences Patent, New York, January 2015 (with J. Zarutskie Sieczkiewicz; B. Pokras; Rea Stanek)
  • “Understanding the Fine Points of IPR,” presented at the 248h National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Session Organizer, San Francisco, CA, August 2014
  • “Inter Partes Review,” panel discussion presented at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Session Organizer, Presiding, San Francisco, CA, August 2014 (with D.Nye-Perkins; M. Flores; J. Sieczkiewicz)
  • “How Changes in Patent Law Impact Innovation for Pharma and Biotech Companies,” presented at the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 2013
  • “Patent Law Changes, Court Decisions, and Internal Process Hurdles: How Innovation Thrives Despite It All,” panel discussion at the 245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Session Organizer, Presiding, New Orleans, LA, April 2013 (with J. Garetto; C. Levitt; J.P. Parrish; A. Arefolov)
  • “Written Description and Enablement Requirements for Chemical Patent Applications and the Impact of the America Invents Act,” presented at the 243th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 2012
  • “How the New Patent Reform Law Will Affect Your Organization,” panel discussion at the 243th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Session Organizer, Presiding, San Diego, CA, March 2012 (with M. Swiatek; J.P. Parrish; M. Katz)
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)