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Jennifer Giordano-Coltart, Ph.D., focuses her practice on patent prosecution, portfolio management, transactional matters, and intellectual property strategy in the life sciences, biotechnology, and medical device fields. She prosecutes patents for clients in the U.S. and abroad and provides patentability, patent validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate counseling to facilitate her clients’ business goals. In addition, Dr. Giordano-Coltart assists her clients with licensing and acquisitions, including patent analyses and negotiations. She also provides technical assistance on litigation matters and actions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Giordano-Coltart’s experience with a wide range of clients—investment groups, start-ups, mid-size and growing companies, and large, established industry leaders—informs her ability to tailor intellectual property strategies to the needs of her clients.

Dr. Giordano-Coltart has broad research experience and knowledge in the life sciences, including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, immunology, vaccines, physiology, and cancer biology, in addition to biologics, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and various medical devices. She conducted her doctoral research at Cornell University Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where her research focused on human DNA replication. She has also conducted research in the areas of intracellular trafficking, apoptosis, and human genetic diseases. During law school, Dr. Giordano-Coltart wrote and edited for the Duke Law & Technology Review, in addition to acting as President of the Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Current Stem Cell Reports and also regularly publishes on patent law issues of interest to the life science and biotechnology industries, including contributing to Kilpatrick Townsend’s FDA ConneKTion Blog.

Dr. Giordano-Coltart was recognized as a North Carolina "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property Law by Super Lawyers magazine in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Professional & Community Activities

American Red Cross, Northwest North Carolina Chapter, Board of Directors, Past Member

Current Stem Cell Reports, Editorial Board, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Council Member and Biotech & Chemical Patents Committee, Co-Chair

United Way for Forsyth County, Women’s Leadership Counsel Steering Committee, Member

Women in Bio, Research Triangle Park Chapter, Member

Women's Fund of Winston-Salem, Member

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. (2008)
  • Cornell University, Ph.D., Molecular Biology (2005)
  • University of Alberta, B.S., Biological Sciences - Molecular Genetics (1999)
    with honors

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2008)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (2008)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2009)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Being fully engaged means being determined, excited about, and invested in helping clients navigate all the issues associated with achieving their goals.

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Jennifer Giordano-Coltart Ph.D.

Experience Highlights

Guardian ad litem
Represent children and/or their best interests in a variety of settings and courts. Lawyers routinely serve as guardians ad litem, representing the more
Patent litigation for a clinical laboratory services provider
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a clinical laboratory services provider, plaintiff, in a lawsuit pending in the Eastern District of more
Legitimation proceeding for an indigent client
Represented an indigent client in legitimation proceeding in North Carolina Superior Court for three minor children where the client married after more
GeoTag Inc. v. Victorinox Swiss Army Inc.
Successfully defended Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. against claims of infringement of a patent related to a geographic search function in the Eastern more