Beth Arnold is a partner at Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP. She is a registered
patent attorney and member of the Massachusetts Bar. Ms. Arnold has over 12
years of experience in obtaining worldwide patent protection on products and
technologies and in negotiating and drafting technology transfer and
commercialization agreements. Her clients include companies and research
institutes that are developing innovative therapeutic, drug development and
diagnostic products and technologies.
Ms. Arnold focuses on working closely with clients to efficiently develop
strong patent portfolios and avoid third party infringements. She also performs
patent due diligence in connection with public or private financings, mergers
and acquisitions. Beth Arnold has expertise in drafting infringement, validity
and patentability opinions. She also routinely negotiates and drafts agreements
for developing and commercializing technology and products, including research
and license agreements.
Ms. Arnold was formerly an in-house patent counsel at Genzyme Corporation,
where she was active in building patent portfolios protecting Genzymes cystic
fibrosis, gene therapy, genetic testing and transgenic technologies. Prior to
becoming a patent attorney, she worked in the technology transfer office at the
Massachusetts General Hospital and in the pharmaceutical research division of
She received a B.S. (cum laude, 1983) in Marine Biology from the
University of Rhode Island, an M.S. in Molecular Biology (cum laude,
1986) from Boston University and a J.D. from Northeastern University (1989). She
is author of the book Patenting Biotechnology: An Overview (the Boston
Patent Law Association), and a co-author of the treatise Biotechnology: Law,
Business and Regulation (Aspen Law & Business). Ms. Arnold is a
member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Boston
Patent Law Association (BPLA), Licensing Executives Society (LES), Co-Chair of
the Greater Boston Regional Chapter), the Association of University Technology
Managers (AUTM), the American Bar Association (ABA) and Boston Bar Association (BBA).
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