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Joyce H. A. von Natzmer

Joyce H. A. von Natzmer

Ms. von Natzmer was born in 1969 in Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up in Germany and Austria. She attended the University of Vienna, Austria and Imperial College, London, U.K., from which she graduated in 1991 with a B.Sc. Degree in Biotechnology. In 1993, she earned a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology (Microbiology, Genetics, Plant Physiology & Law) from the University of Freiburg, Germany. After finishing her Masters thesis, she conducted research at the Max-Planck Institute for physiological and clinical research in Bad Nauheim, Germany, studying a presumed obesity gene in rats. She started working in a patent law firm in Washington, DC in 1994 and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Washington College of Law, American University, in 1999 (evening division).

Ms. von Natzmer has broad experience in patent preparation, patent prosecution, opinions and licensing, as well as trademark prosecution. Many of Ms. von Natzmer's clients are small and medium sized biotechnology companies, which put a strong emphasis on their IP assets.  Ms. von Natzmer also serves as patent counsel for an array of prominent institutions of higher education.

Ms. von Natzmer is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to the New York, the District of Columbia Bar and the Maryland Bar. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the bar associations of the states she is admitted to.

Areas of Practice:
Patent Prosecution, Patent Opinions, Transactional matters such as Patent Licensing; Trademark Prosecution

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, District of Columbia, New York
  • Registered US Patent Attorney


Education:

  • Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, D.C., 1999: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • University of Freiburg, Germany, 1993: Masters Degree (Molecular Biology: Microbiology, Genetics, Plant Physiology & Law)
  • Imperial College, London, U.K., 1991: B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • Akademisches Gymnasium der Stadt Wien (AKG), Austria, 1987: Matura


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association and New York City Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association and VPP (Association of Patent Practioners, Germany)


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AIPLA webinar: “Subject Matter Eligibility” under 35 USC §101





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Agris & von Natzmer, LLP assists clients with a wide range of patent and trademark related matters including clearance, opinions, preparation, and prosecution as well as transactional matters such as license agreements, assignment of rights and confidentiality agreements. The firm also provides arbitration and mediation services. Agris & von Natzmer, LLP is based in the greater New York City area and serves clients in the US and throughout the world, countries include but are not limited to USA, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.