Advent is pleased to announce the addition of Collen Beard to its team of talented individuals who are the Beginning for Innovation® for companies located all over the world. “The personnel growth and business progression we are seeing at Advent has been amazing,” said Ryan Grace co-owner. “Collen’s skill set and experiences are an extraordinary resource to Advent’s team as we advance the next evolution of Advent that is coming in 2018,” said Rebecca Bortolotti co-owner.”
Collen’s skill set is vast. She has a law degree from Emory University and a Master’s of Science in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Collen is a member of the Georgia Bar and admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. During Collen’s 20+ year career in the technology and legal fields, she has been engaged in invention and design clearance, patent application drafting and prosecution, patent portfolio management, trademark clearance and registration, opinion work, licensing, competitor evaluations, and business strategies. Collen’s business experiences give her a vast array of knowledge to share with her clients. Collen has owned and managed her own solo practice and has worked at start-up companies both as a scientist and an attorney. She also has managed patent portfolios for Fortune 500 companies. She has also served as general counsel and in-house counsel on several occasions.
Community responsibility and causes for humanity are also extremely important to Collen. In 2016, Collen took her skills to serve as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Guanajuato, Mexico. She helped one of Mexico’s CINVESTAV research institutes develop a technology transfer office and provided advice on intellectual property.