Overview

Dr. Clark is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Department. She focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, due diligence and clearance, and patent preparation and prosecution in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, chemical, and material science fields. Dr. Clark earned a Ph.D., in Molecular and Integrative Physiology/Biomedical Engineering, from Cornell University where she investigated the role of the transcription factor Distal-less 3 on placental morphogenesis and its linkage to pre-eclampsia using a knockout mouse model.

She started her career as an associate at an intellectual property boutique firm in Washington, D.C., where she focused her practice on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Dr. Clark has experience in complicated patent disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She is also intimately familiar with patent landscape and validity analyses across multiple disciplines.

Education

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (J.D., Intellectual Property Concentration)
    • Student Editor, American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Cornell University (Ph.D., Molecular and Integrative Physiology/Biomedical Engineering, magna cum laude)
    • Chair & Co-Founder, GRAPES
    • Chair, Graduate Student Recruitment
  • University at Albany (B.S., Biology, magna cum laude)

Professional Activities

New Jersey Bar Association

New York Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Intellectual Property Alumni Committee

The Endocrine Society

International Mammalian Genome Society

National Institute for Trial Instruction (NITA), 2012

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Publications & Features