Dr. Healey is an inventor, patent holder, registered U.S. patent attorney, chemist, and published author with extensive knowledge of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and in intellectual property law. As a patent practioner for over a decade, she has counseled clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters and patent law issues. Dr. Healey has also prepared and prosecuted thousands of patent applications, managed numerous patent portfolios, provided hundreds of opinions and assessments on patent infringement, validity, freedom-to-operate, and patentability. She has also helped many intellectual property owners with due diligence issues, licensing strategies, and technology evaluation in support of product development, acquisition and launch.
Additionally, Dr. Healey's experience in the private sector at a large chemical company and pharmaceutical start-up, in the educational field, and as an inventor gives her a unique insight at the intersection of science, technology, and intellectual property, stemming from an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of the innovation processes in a wide range of state-of-the-art technologies. Using these skills, Dr. Healey serves as the liaison to the Office of Legal Affairs concerning legal issues and is responsible for the administrative and scientific oversight of regulatory affairs in the Office of Research and Innovation. She is also responsible for the development and oversight of intellectual propery, applied innovation initiatives and entrepreneurship activities. Dr. Healey also teaches Patent Law and Patent Drafting at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law.