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About Denise

A member of Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team, Denise is a registered patent attorney with more than 25 years’ experience and advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in strategies for identifying, protecting and commercializing their intellectual property assets. Denise also works closely with internal corporate/university technology transfer professionals in technology portfolio development, product commercialization strategies and regulatory compliance matter resolution. Denise represents companies directly in negotiating technology licenses, cooperative research agreements, joint venture agreements, international distribution and marketing programs, patent litigation matters and university pooling arrangements. Denise is a skilled and experienced patent prosecutor and has been writing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications for clients around the world her entire career.

 Denise’s practice focuses on the patenting of chemical, genetic and biochemical inventions, including plant products, medicinal plant products, pharmaceuticals, chemical processes, stem cell products, stem cell processing, vaccines, hormonal preparations and hormone-related diseases, reproductive medicine (fertility and sterility screening/treatment and in vitro/in vivo assisted reproductive technologies), genetic testing, disease detection and screening tools, cancer therapeutics, cancer detection methods and screening tools, veterinary medicine, vaccines, orthopedic devices, dental devices and chemical purification and extraction techniques. She was a medical researcher for many years, and earned her graduate degree in genetics and physiology from the University of Texas prior to her career in law.

About her Talk, "Mentoring"

Join mentoring expert Denise Mayfield to learn insightful and creative approaches to finding the right mentor or group of mentors at any stage of your career – or for launching a new career!  The primary topics will include:
• Perception – how a mentor can affect how you are perceived.
• Being in the right place at the right time – how the right mentor can help you be “seen.”
• Getting to “yes” – how to engage the support of an identified “mentor” that did not develop “organically,” and/or is outside your current circle of          contacts/friends.
• How the kind of mentor you need changes as you change – job change, career change, geographical change, life changes, moving up!