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Sharon B. McCullen

Senior Counsel

Sharon McCullen Ph.D. advises US and international clients on strategic intellectual property (IP) issues in the chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, oncology and medical device areas. She has experience writing and prosecuting patent applications for new chemical entities, pharmaceutical formulations, chemical processes and catalysts. Sharon counsels clients on freedom to operate matters, validity and scope of protection of patent portfolio, portfolio management, negotiates and drafts technology licensing agreements and conducts intellectual property due diligence analysis in connection with venture capital financing and public offerings. She has counseled clients in reexaminations before the US Patent & Trademark Office, oppositions before the European Patent Office, and nullity proceedings before the German Patent Office.