A Board Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law, Amy helps clients with all aspects of intangible assets and intellectual property: identifying and securing valuable business and technical information; registering, licensing, and asserting patents and trademarks; providing assessments related to patentability, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence; preparing and negotiating contracts related to IP; and resolving disputes involving confidential information or IP, including litigation.
Amy particularly enjoys representing clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in ex parte appeals and inter partes trials.
Amy has worked with a variety of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics, consumer goods and computer-implemented business solutions. In addition to utility patents and trademarks, Amy can help with questions related to trade secrets, trade dress, copyrights, design patents and utility models.
Prior to joining Shook, Amy served as senior counsel at The Procter & Gamble Company, where she provided a full range of patent-related services, helping her company negotiate and draft contracts, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, evaluating freedom-to-practice, and coordinating concurrent patent challenges in litigation and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Before law school, Amy worked in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. She was part of the R&D team that launched the first drug-eluting coronary stent. Her technical experience includes formulation, filtration, packaging, coating, sterilization and lyophilization of devices, small molecules and biologics. She held certification as an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (now expired), a knowledge base she used for design and process validation and experimental design.
Competing “Pay for Delay” Bills in the 114th Congressional Session, The AIPLA Antitrust News, October 2015.
Do You Have a Trade Secret?, Dade County Bar Association Bulletin, June 2015.
Inter Partes Review And Indefinite Claims, Law360, April 6, 2015.
New Proceedings for Challenging Invalid Patents, Daily Business Review, April 4, 2015.
Material Transfer and Data Use Agreements: Ancillary Agreements that Matter, MAGI Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 23, 2017.
Patent or Perish, CEWiT Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, February 10, 2017
Copyright Cacciatore: Advanced Topics in a No-Fuss Format, AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 1, 2017 (Panel Moderator)
Everybody Talks: Managing Trade Secrets to Build and Protect Your Business, South Florida Association of Corporate Counsel 7th Annual CLE Conference, September 30, 2016
Intellectual Property Provisions in CTAs, MAGI Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2, 2016
Legislative and AIA Updates, All Ohio Annual Institute On Intellectual Property, Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio, September 17-18, 2014 (Panel Moderator)
Whither Part 11?, Hoosier Hills section of the American Society for Quality, Bloomington, Indiana, April 17, 2008
When Audits Go Wrong: Practical Options for Responding, Hoosier Hills section of the American Society for Quality, Bloomington, Indiana, May 17, 2007