A former research scientist at NASA, Rachael C. Casey applies her bioscience background to her intellectual property practice to help clients achieve their long-term goals and objectives.
Rachael works with innovators on patent law matters to assist them with protecting their intellectual property and making it available to the world.
She focuses on therapeutic and biotechnical industries, including large and small molecule therapeutics, cell-based technologies, laboratory-based research and regenerative medicine.
Rachael renders opinion work, conducts technical analyses and provides legal counsel on the validity, enforceability, infringement and freedom to operate for patents. She drafts patent applications, interacts with inventors to identify patentable subject matters, conducts patent searches and manages international patent portfolios.
When necessary, Rachael supports all phases of litigation in matters related to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, business torts and Food and Drug Administration regulations.
She represents clients with intellectual property issues from prelitigation counseling to trials, appeals, post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and challenges before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Prior to joining the firm as a registered patent attorney, Rachael spent more than 10 years as a research scientist, where she performed research on the biological risks of space exploration missions, such as cancer, radiation sickness and cardiovascular disease.
She also performed cell-based and animal studies and tested novel countermeasures against the biological effects of acute radiation exposure.
Experience : Successfully defended sippy cup company Luv N’ Care against a patent infringement suit brought by competitor Munchkin.
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center
- Ph.D., Rush University Medical College
- B.S., University of Wisconsin
Admissions : Illinois, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Rate : $$$