Heather Champion Brady is a registered patent attorney with experience in litigation and intellectual property and technology matters. Heather currently serves as Senior Patent Counsel at Johnson & Johnson where she provides a full range of support to the medical device sector advising on intellectual property protection, opining on patent validity and infringement, drafting and negotiating agreements including complex license and research collaboration agreements, training business partners on intellectual property and general legal issues, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting freedom-to-operate analyses, rendering opinions, managing outside counsel, conducting due diligence support for business development and client counseling. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Heather worked at Morgan & Finnegan, an IP law firm in New York City, and Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, a general practice firm in Atlanta, where she engaged in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark litigation and prosecution, as well as other transactional matters. Heather has experience in the following areas: medical devices, biomaterials, biotechnology, mechanical, pharmaceuticals and computer-implemented business methods. She obtained her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude).