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Amy DeCloux

Of Counsel / Boston

Overview

Amy DeCloux, Ph.D. is Of Counsel in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. She advises clients on the prosecution of patents, with a particular focus in the fields of immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, medical devices, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical formulations. Amy has extensive experience in preparing patentability, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses. She regularly conducts IP due diligence for corporate transactions.

Highly regarded in her field, Amy frequently presents at events such as the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the Ninth International Conference for Immunology. She has co-authored numerous articles in scientific journals, including Cell, Nature, Immunological Reviews, Nature Medicine, Genetics, Journal of Bacteriology, Cell Differentiation, and Journal of Immunology.

Prior to joining Nutter, Amy was counsel at a New England-based intellectual property law firm. Before entering private practice, she was a patent examiner in Art Unit 1644 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she covered cytokines, immunology, molecular biology, and receptor/ligands.

Earlier in her career, Amy was a faculty research associate following a NIH funded post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. There, her research concentrated on T cell immunology. In addition, she has worked and published with Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

News & Insights

Honors

Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2017

Education & Admissions

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Maryland at College Park, Ph.D., microbiology and immunology
University of Maryland Baltimore County, M.S.
Wesleyan University, B.A.

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Before Nutter

Earlier in her career, Amy was a faculty research associate following a NIH funded post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. There, her research concentrated on T cell immunology. In addition, she has worked and published with Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Noteworthy

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2017
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