An experienced team
Dr. Ward has over 25 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.
B.S. BIOLOGY, with honors-1986 Cumberland University-Lebanon, TN
Ph.D. BIOCHEMISTRY-1996 University of Kentucky-College of Medicine-Lexington, KY
Spectroscopic Studies of Canine Osteocalcin
Post-Doctoral Fellow-CHEMISTRY- 1996-1997 Vanderbilt University-Nashville, TN
Development of MALDI-TOF MS Methods for DNA adducts
J.D. cum laude, 2006 Thomas Jefferson School of Law-San Diego, CA
She is a member of the state bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
At DT Ward, it’s not business as usual.
Why we do what we do
We believe that the translation of science
is critical to our future and the survival
Our mission is to work tirelessly in support of our clients as they create, transform and leverage science for the betterment of our world.
What we believe and who we are
We believe we can change the world.
We believe in science and supporting scientists.
We are curious, generous, humble, loyal & grateful.
We are not afraid to be wrong.
We are not afraid to fail.
We are a TRUSTING TEAM.
ALWAYS tell the truth & ALWAYS do the right thing.
TAKE the initiative & BE accountable.
LOOK at the problem differently & AMPLIFY what works.
FIX only what is broken & KEEP solutions simple.
MAKE long-term PROGRESS.