Laura Scalise has served as a Patent Attorney in the General Law Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of General Counsel since 2001. In this role, she oversees the filing and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications for EPA employee inventions; provides legal counsel and training in the areas of patenting, technology transfer, data rights, copyright and trademark; drafts, reviews, and provides legal counsel on the EPA’s licensing agreements, CRADAs, material transfer agreements, and a variety of other agreements where intellectual property rights are concerned; and works with the Justice and Commerce departments on patent infringement cases.
Ms. Scalise is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a member of the New Jersey and New York state bar associations. She has a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.S. in biology from Rutgers University. From 2005 to 2010, she served as treasurer for the Government Intellectual Property Law Association.
Previously, she worked at EPA Region 2, both as a General Attorney in the Office of Regional Counsel (2000-2001) and as an Environmental Scientist (1987-2000); and at Environmental Testing and Certification Corporation as a data validator, standards chemist, and wet chemist/analyst (1983-1987).