Biography

Angela Collison is an Intellectual Property Manager and Patent Counsel at Canon U.S.A., Inc.  She currently manages the intellectual property portfolio for Canon’s Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory which works in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Ms. Collison is also managing the development of an intellectual property program at Canon Virginia, Inc.

Her practice is focused on portfolio development, patent and trademark prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, patent licensing, agreement drafting and negotiation, landscape and freedom to operate searches, due diligence, and supporting product development activities. 

Prior to starting at Canon, Ms. Collison was an attorney at an intellectual property law firm in Manhattan.  She has experience in a wide variety of practice areas including biotechnology, molecular diagnostics, infectious disease diagnostics, molecular biology, vaccines, animal health, food science, pharmaceuticals, medical imaging, robotics, medical devices, and consumer electronics.  Ms. Collison is the co-author of papers relating to the patentability of antibodies and antivirals.

Ms. Collison received a B.S. in Biophysics with a minor in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Ms. Collison received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review.

Ms. Collison is a member of the State Bars of New York and Connecticut, and is authorized to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

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