||Zeba Ali, Partner
216-621-2234, Ext. 138
Biomedical patents Clearance, patentability, and landscape opinions Patent preparation and prosecution Counseling on intellectual property matters Drafting and negotiating licenses
Ms. Alis 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 companys 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
American Intellectual Property Law Association
North Carolina Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association