Candice R. Jones focuses her practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and client counseling in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She also has a particular interest in the medical device industry.
Candice is involved with U.S. district court litigations, primarily concerning Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Her litigation experience includes numerous aspects of trial preparation and document discovery. Additionally, Candice assists with the preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications on behalf of domestic and foreign clients.
Prior to attending law school, Candice spent more than a decade in the biotechnology arena as a scientist. She began her career as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). After completing her NIAID fellowship, Candice was awarded a competitive grant from the NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), and conducted research at Johns Hopkins University.
Throughout her career, Candice has worked at several notable biopharmaceutical corporations. Her work has focused on researching, developing, and designing novel adenovector-based therapeutics and vaccines, using a gene delivery platform; as well as designing innovative custom assays, for market, in the fields of molecular biology and genomics.
Candice also has an extensive background in high-throughput, cutting-edge, molecular biology techniques, utilizing automation. During her graduate studies, Candice’s thesis work focused on Bacteriophage Mu Derepression and the Effect of SsrA Tagged Repressor Peptides.
As part of Finnegan’s trademark pro bono program, Candice successfully secured trademark representation for Capital Youth Empowerment Program and assisted with filing trademark application. As part of the firm’s criminal pro bono program, she actively assists with cases related to the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. Candice is an active contributor and participant with Finnegan’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Howard University School of Law J.D., 2016
- Georgetown University M.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2006
- Hampton University B.S., Biology, honors, 2001
- District of Columbia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
Professional Activities :
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association
- National Bar Association
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