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Dr. Ward has over ten years of law firm and in-house counsel experience. She has legal and technical expertise representing both established and emerging commercial organizations in biotechnology areas that include protein and nucleic acid chemistry, drug delivery systems and devices. In addition, Dr. Ward has represented clients in the alternative energy (green tech) fields, the mechanical arts, and pharmaceuticals.
From leading-edge biotech companies founded on Nobel prize winning science to startups focusing on environment-saving technologies, Dr. Ward specializes in, and has managed the creation, growth and competitive positioning of, intellectual property portfolios covering some of the most innovative and complex areas of scientific discovery.
Dr. Ward holds a BS in Biology from Cumberland University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. She received her postdoctoral training in the field of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectroscopy in the Chemistry Department at Vanderbilt University.
She is a member of the state bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).