Zeba Ali, Partner
216-621-2234, Ext. 138

Practice Areas
Biomedical patents • Clearance, patentability, and landscape opinions • Patent preparation and prosecution • Counseling on intellectual property matters • Drafting and negotiating licenses

Ms. Ali’s practice focuses on the biomedical arts, such as medical devices, treatments and procedures in the neurological, cardiac and orthopedic fields. Ms. Ali has significant experience with neuroscience technology. For example, Ms. Ali represents clients in the field of neuromodulation and neuropharmacology. Ms. Ali has also prosecuted patent applications in the drug delivery field. For example, Ms. Ali has drafted and/or prosecuted applications involving catheters, stents, angioplasty balloons, grafts, and cannulas. In the orthopedic field, Ms. Ali has drafted and/or prosecuted applications to surgical fasteners, fixation devices, bone tamping devices, prosthetics, and other devices.

Ms. Ali has drafted over 150 domestic patent applications and conducted approximately 30 due diligences for universities and research institutes, biomedical companies, venture capital firms, and start-up companies. She also has drafted invention disclosure guidelines for clients and conducted seminars for in-house counsel relating to various intellectual property topics including how to offensively and defensively protect a company’s commercial products.

•    J.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
•    B.S. in Neuroscience, Duke University, 1996

•    State of North Carolina, 2000
•    District of Columbia, 2003
•    Registered before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2002

Professional Affiliations:
•    American Intellectual Property Law Association
•    North Carolina Bar Association
•    District of Columbia Bar Association