Attorneys

Kathy Smith Dias

Kathy Smith Dias

Associate

Office: Albany | 518-452-5600 linkedin

kathy.dias@nullhrfmlaw.com | vCard

Ms. Dias is a Senior Attorney with the firm and has been practicing with the firm’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and University Practice groups since 1996, focusing her practice primarily on inventions in the life sciences, biochemistry and biotechnology.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dias spent 15 years in biomedical research at research labs throughout New York State’s Capital District including the State University of New York at Albany, the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Laboratories and Albany Medical College.  As a result, Ms. Dias has a strong technical background in immunology, cell biology and virology.

Ms. Dias’s clients include universities, major research institutions and corporate clients pursuing protection for discoveries in the life sciences. She has over 20 years of experience in patent preparation, foreign and domestic patent prosecution, and patentability, freedom to operate, non-infringement and invalidity analyses/opinions.

Ms. Dias currently focuses her practice on preparation and prosecution of patent applications directed to antibodies, immunotherapy, diagnostic and prognostic methods based on protein and genetic biomarkers, peptide and nucleotide therapeutic agents, stem cell technology, organ perfusion and preservation, tissue engineering, imaging devices and imaging agents.

High Court rules on diagnostic method patent claims, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, May 14, 2013

Patenting antibodies: You get what you ask for, or do you?, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, March 20, 2012

Co-Authored:  A scientific presentation can defeat patentability, The Business Review New Frontiers, December 5, 2005

  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1996
  • State University of New York at Albany, Bachelors of Science, Biological Sciences, 1989
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Overview

    Ms. Dias is a Senior Attorney with the firm and has been practicing with the firm’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and University Practice groups since 1996, focusing her practice primarily on inventions in the life sciences, biochemistry and biotechnology.

    Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dias spent 15 years in biomedical research at research labs throughout New York State’s Capital District including the State University of New York at Albany, the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Laboratories and Albany Medical College.  As a result, Ms. Dias has a strong technical background in immunology, cell biology and virology.

    Ms. Dias’s clients include universities, major research institutions and corporate clients pursuing protection for discoveries in the life sciences. She has over 20 years of experience in patent preparation, foreign and domestic patent prosecution, and patentability, freedom to operate, non-infringement and invalidity analyses/opinions.

    Ms. Dias currently focuses her practice on preparation and prosecution of patent applications directed to antibodies, immunotherapy, diagnostic and prognostic methods based on protein and genetic biomarkers, peptide and nucleotide therapeutic agents, stem cell technology, organ perfusion and preservation, tissue engineering, imaging devices and imaging agents.

  • Publications

    High Court rules on diagnostic method patent claims, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, May 14, 2013

    Patenting antibodies: You get what you ask for, or do you?, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, March 20, 2012

    Co-Authored:  A scientific presentation can defeat patentability, The Business Review New Frontiers, December 5, 2005

  • Education
    • Albany Law School, J.D., 1996
    • State University of New York at Albany, Bachelors of Science, Biological Sciences, 1989
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office