Deirdre Sanders, Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, Elected to Serve as BPLA President-Elect

December 18, 2017

At the Annual Meeting of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) held on December 7, 2017, Deirdre Sanders, a Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, was elected to the position of President-Elect.  As President-Elect, Deirdre works with the Co-Chairs of the BPLA’s 25 committees to provide high quality educational seminars and social events, as well as solicit and coordinate input regarding rules and laws affecting the intellectual property profession.  Deirdre will serve as the President of the organization for a one-year term starting in December 2018.

The firm is proud to be a long-time supporter of the BPLA and has been home to seven past presidents since 1972.  John L. DuPré, President and Principal of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds and past BPLA President (1993-1994), said “Deirdre has the experience and skills to be an effective leader of the BPLA, and she will continue the success and growth of the association in the IP community.”

Deirdre served as Vice President of the BPLA in 2017 and enjoyed being editor of the quarterly newsletter.  She reached out to many firms, companies and organizations in the Boston area and beyond to compile the content for the newsletters, which helped her acquire a better understanding of the membership base.  Deirdre has dedicated well over ten years to BPLA since 2003, in a number of positions, including as member of the Board of Governors, Treasurer, Secretary, Co-chair of the International and Foreign Practice Committee, and participation in the BPLA Task Force for a USPTO Satellite Office and the Invented Here! program.

Mark Solomon, Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, and Past BPLA President (2008-2009), commented, “Deirdre and I have collaborated on many projects, and her skills and talents are outstanding.  She served as a BPLA trusted advisor during my years on the Board of Governors.  Her efforts have made a big impact on the BPLA as she rose through the ranks.  I look forward to her leadership of the committees this year and of the organization next year.”

Deirdre has 20 years of experience in strategic biotechnology patent prosecution counseling and in intellectual property litigation and enforcement.  She is dedicated to guiding clients through the development, management, and protection of intellectual property rights to achieve their business goals.

Deirdre’s patent practice is focused in the field of biotechnology with a particular emphasis in the areas of biologics including antibody-based therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, immuno-oncology and immunotherapy, genetic diagnostics, protein-based sensors, and drug discovery and development.  She assists clients with the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, as well as European Supplementary Protection Certificates for pharmaceuticals; drafts legal opinions regarding infringement, validity, and freedom to operate; and conducts intellectual property due diligence studies.

Deirdre can be reached at deirdre.sanders@hbsr.com or via phone at 978.341.0036.

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December 18, 2017

At the Annual Meeting of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) held on December 7, 2017, Deirdre Sanders, a Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, was elected to the position of President-Elect.  As President-Elect, Deirdre works with the Co-Chairs of the BPLA’s 25 committees to provide high quality educational seminars and social events, as well as solicit and coordinate input regarding rules and laws affecting the intellectual property profession.  Deirdre will serve as the President of the organization for a one-year term starting in December 2018.

The firm is proud to be a long-time supporter of the BPLA and has been home to seven past presidents since 1972.  John L. DuPré, President and Principal of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds and past BPLA President (1993-1994), said “Deirdre has the experience and skills to be an effective leader of the BPLA, and she will continue the success and growth of the association in the IP community.”

Deirdre served as Vice President of the BPLA in 2017 and enjoyed being editor of the quarterly newsletter.  She reached out to many firms, companies and organizations in the Boston area and beyond to compile the content for the newsletters, which helped her acquire a better understanding of the membership base.  Deirdre has dedicated well over ten years to BPLA since 2003, in a number of positions, including as member of the Board of Governors, Treasurer, Secretary, Co-chair of the International and Foreign Practice Committee, and participation in the BPLA Task Force for a USPTO Satellite Office and the Invented Here! program.

Mark Solomon, Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, and Past BPLA President (2008-2009), commented, “Deirdre and I have collaborated on many projects, and her skills and talents are outstanding.  She served as a BPLA trusted advisor during my years on the Board of Governors.  Her efforts have made a big impact on the BPLA as she rose through the ranks.  I look forward to her leadership of the committees this year and of the organization next year.”

Deirdre has 20 years of experience in strategic biotechnology patent prosecution counseling and in intellectual property litigation and enforcement.  She is dedicated to guiding clients through the development, management, and protection of intellectual property rights to achieve their business goals.

Deirdre’s patent practice is focused in the field of biotechnology with a particular emphasis in the areas of biologics including antibody-based therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, immuno-oncology and immunotherapy, genetic diagnostics, protein-based sensors, and drug discovery and development.  She assists clients with the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, as well as European Supplementary Protection Certificates for pharmaceuticals; drafts legal opinions regarding infringement, validity, and freedom to operate; and conducts intellectual property due diligence studies.

Deirdre can be reached at deirdre.sanders@hbsr.com or via phone at 978.341.0036.

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