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MJ  Edwards

MJ Edwards

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property
Foster City, CA, USA


As patent counsel for Gilead Sciences, MJ prosecutes patents in the pharmaceutical sector. Her expertise includes patent drafting, US and foreign patent prosecution, and patent portfolio management.

As an attorney in private practice, MJ also has experience advising companies on IP strategy in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science. MJ also has experienced with the preparation of patentability, infringement and validity opinions. She has experience performing diligence investigations of target companies as part of potential corporate deals. Her experience includes conducting and analyzing results of chemical structure-based searches of patent and non-patent literature.

MJ has also represented clients in patent litigation in the areas of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In particular, she has represented innovator pharmaceutical companies in ANDA litigation, defending against generic challenges to branded drug products. Her experience also includes conducting a pre-litigation investigation in anticipation of a Paragraph IV challenge from a generic drugmaker.
MJ Edwards is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Breakout: Prosecution - Recent Developments in Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents - 11th Annual Patent Law Institute, Friday, April 28, 2017
Breakout: Prosecution - USPTO Guidelines and PTAB Decisions for Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents - 11th Annual Patent Law Institute, Friday, April 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Breakout: Prosecution* - Breakout: Prosecution - USPTO Guidelines and PTAB Decisions for Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents, Friday, April 28, 2017
Breakout: Prosecution - Recent Developments in Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents - Breakout: Prosecution - Recent Developments in Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents , Friday, April 28, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Breakout: Prosecution - Recent Developments in Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents - Breakout: Prosecution - Recent Developments in Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents , Friday, April 28, 2017
Breakout: Prosecution - USPTO Guidelines and PTAB Decisions for Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents - Breakout: Prosecution - USPTO Guidelines and PTAB Decisions for Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents, Friday, April 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Breakout: Prosecution - Recent Developments in Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents - Breakout: Prosecution - Recent Developments in Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents , Friday, April 28, 2017
Breakout: Prosecution - USPTO Guidelines and PTAB Decisions for Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents - Breakout: Prosecution - USPTO Guidelines and PTAB Decisions for Chemical, Pharma and Bio Patents, Friday, April 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 11th Annual Patent Law Institute, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Patent Law Institute 2018: Critical Issues & Best Practices, Thursday, April 26, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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