Dr. Elizabeth-Ann (EA) Weeks focuses her practice on patent portfolio counseling and intellectual property transactions in the chemical, biotechnical, and pharmaceutical sciences.
EA works with clients on the development and management of worldwide patent portfolios. She advises clients on early- to late-stage life-cycle strategies and regulatory extension opportunities. She has managed patent portfolios and procured patents in a broad range of technologies in the life sciences and chemical arts.
EA also advises clients on a variety of intellectual property transactions, including licensing and due diligence matters. She regularly drafts and reviews license agreements and performs competitive intelligence, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses. In addition, she has experience in patent litigation (including Hatch-Waxman litigation) and post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
EA's doctoral research at Georgia Tech spanned several areas of chemistry, including organic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, and physical chemistry. Her primary work focused on the photochemistry and photophysics of excited-state proton transfer in various small molecules that was applied to a number of technologies, including drug delivery systems, proton pumps in biological systems, and fuel cell applications.
After obtaining her Ph.D. in 2012, EA practiced as a patent agent at a global law firm while attending law school.
- Georgia State University (J.D. 2016); Georgia Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in Organic and Physical Organic Chemistry 2012; B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry 2007)