About Jay

Global patent counsel for an array of medical, science and tech clients

Jay Coulby prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications. He prepares opinions and advises clients on the issues of patentability, validity and non-infringement/freedom-to-operate; drafting and negotiating licenses, confidentiality non-disclosure, settlement, and joint research and development agreements; managing worldwide intellectual property portfolios; and strategic planning and counseling. Jay’s clients cover a variety of industries, including:

  • Biotech
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical device
  • Green technology
  • Life science arts

Jay has experience prior to his legal career in basic and applied research for the government and in private industry in the areas of molecular biology, including research in the areas of the molecular basis for bacterial and viral pathogenicity, prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene regulation, mammalian cell cycle regulation, DNA recombination, cancer genetics and the development of cloning systems for vaccines and pharmaceuticals. He was a research associate with the U.S. Army Department of Bacterial Immunology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and a biologist in the DNA Recombination Group, Molecular Biology, Central Research and Development, at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., among other roles.

His practical experience in the lab, combined with his years of legal experience, enables him to assist clients in a number of intellectual property and technology matters not only from an experienced patent practitioner's view, but from a scientist's view as well.

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