Rebecca J. Kaufman specializes in U.S. and international patent law. A partner in our Intellectual Property Counseling practice, Becky represents public and private companies, investors and research organizations, particularly in the life sciences, industrial biotechnology and chemical industries.
With an undergraduate degree in biology and graduate work in molecular biology, Becky represents clients in U.S. and international patent prosecution, adversarial proceedings and transactional due diligence in the biological and chemical fields.
She also handles licensing, strategic collaborations and other agreements involving intellectual property, and regularly counsels emerging companies on strategies for developing patent portfolios to protect their commercial products.
Previously, Becky was a principal with Cordova Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund, where she worked with its portfolio companies on patent and business matters. Before that, she was with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advanced Technology Development Center, where she counseled start-ups on patent and business issues.
She was also involved in forming the joint Georgia Tech/Emory University biotechnology incubator, EmTech Bio. Becky is very involved in the life sciences community of the southeastern U.S., twice serving as Chairman of Southeast BIO.