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Connolly Gallagher Welcomes Roberte M. D. Makowski, Ph.D., J.D.

After a successful career as FMC Corporation’s Chief IP Counsel, Roberte M. D. Makowski joins the firm as of counsel in the Intellectual Property practice group. Roberte has extensive experience both in private practice and in-house in all areas of Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secret), including development and implementation of global IP strategies and procedures relating to patents, trade secrets, and trademarks, life cycle management of patent rights, patentability and freedom to operate evaluations, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, M&A IP due diligence, licensing, transactions and agreements of all types with IP components, patent and trademark global portfolio management, strategies to enforce and defend patent and trademark portfolios globally, patent litigation analysis, and counselling and training clients at all levels from university and summer students, the R&D and business communities, marketing and sales teams, to the C-suite on all aspects of IP.

Roberte has represented public, private and start-up companies in the crop-protection, biotechnology (transgenic plants, microorganisms, and cells), biologicals, chemical, pharmaceuticals, and flavors and fragrance industries.


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