Title: Member, IP Council
Senior Counsel, Arent Fox PLLC
Dr. Rochelle Seide joined Arent Fox in 2005 as a partner in the Intellectual Property Group. Rochelle represents clients in all facets of patent law. She has obtained patents in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals for a variety of clients. Rochelle also counsels clients on legal issues relating to biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents, including patent enforcement, validity and infringement, licensing and business development. She has experience in transactional matters for biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients.
Rochelle has litigation experience before the federal courts, as well as experience in inter partes patent interferences in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device technologies. She has also served as a patent law expert in patent litigations relating to recombinant hormones, starch-based biodegradable plastics, assays for genetic polymorphisms and treatment for bacterial sepsis.
Rochelle was previously a partner at Baker Botts. While attending law school, she was an instructor/assistant professor of medical genetics and microbiology at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, where her research centered on protein/gene therapy for genetic metabolic diseases. She also worked as a genetics counselor at the Akron Children's Medical Center and as an adjunct faculty member in the departments of chemistry and biology at Kent State University.
Rochelle currently chairs the Practicing Law Institute's yearly conference on Patent Opinions of Counsel in New York and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Intellectual Property in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation. She is also a member of the USPTO Biotechnology/Customer Partnership; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; the Biotechnology Industrial Organization Intellectual Property Committee; and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Intellectual Property in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation. Rochelle also previously served as chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Biotechnology Committee; chair of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Public Information and Education Committee; and as a charter member of the advisory council to the University of Akron School of Law's Center for Intellectual Property Law.
Rochelle publishes and lectures extensively on biotechnology-related issues. She has written a column on biotechnology for the Licensing Journal, and an online column on patent law, Trendspotter, for GenomeWeb.com. Recognized as an expert in her field, Rochelle is listed in the Chambers USA Guide America's Leading Business Lawyers (2004-2005), and Chambers Global The World's Leading Lawyers (2004-2005).