Contacts: Marc R. Viscogliosi, President
(212) 583-0250 ext. 103 email@example.com
CLINICAL REGULATORY ADVISERS, LLC (MCRA)
HIRES PATENT AGENT, URMI CHATTOPADHYAY
Former Patent Examiner joins orthopedics Intellectual Property team.
NEW YORK NY, December 5, 2006 - Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory
Advisers, LLC (MCRA) announced that Urmi Chattopadhyay has joined
the firm’s Intellectual Property team as a Patent Agent. Ms.
Chattopadhyay joins the firm from the United States Patent and Trademark
Office (USPTO) where she served as a Patent Examiner in the medical
art for more than five years.
MCRA is an independently-operated professional services firm focused
exclusively on the orthopedics industry.
Ms. Chattopadhyay brings to the firm an extensive knowledge of patent
law, practice and procedure. As a Patent Examiner at the USPTO, she
reviewed patent applications for surgical methods and prosthetic devices,
including orthopedic, vascular and intraocular implants. Her responsibilities
ranged from formatting and procedural compliance assessment to claim
interpretation and patentability determination. Ms. Chattopadhyay is
a registered Patent Agent authorized to practice before the USPTO.
Ms. Chattopadhyay said, “I am delighted to be a member of such
a dynamic company where I can effectively utilize both my technical
background and relevant professional experience to help the innovators
of the medical device industry obtain protection for the inventions
capable of impacting so many lives.”
Ms. Chattopadhyay received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
with a Materials concentration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, NY. As a student, she worked as a Co-op Research Technician for
Howmedica, Inc. (now Stryker Orthopaedics) performing hip simulated
wear testing and wear debris analysis of load bearing materials.
Marc R. Viscogliosi, President of MCRA, said, “The medical device
industry is highly litigious and the number of patent applications in
the medical field continues to grow. Urmi’s years of patent experience
in prosthetics will help smaller companies grasp the key fundamentals
IP development and protection and its ability to build company value
and sustain growth in such a competitive arena.”
Tram Nguyen, Director, Intellectual Property of MCRA, said, “Understanding
both the technical and legal aspects of intellectual property law is
far from routine, especially when it applies to the dynamic, competitive
field of orthopedics.
“Urmi’s specialized knowledge will enable our clients to
navigate the patent landscape and better protect their inventions,”
Ms. Nguyen added.
About MCRA, LLC
Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers, LLC (MCRA) is a highly
specialized, independently operated consulting firm serving the worldwide
orthopedic industry. MCRA is a group of leading strategists committed
to executing regulatory, clinical, intellectual property, and reimbursement
strategies to move your company to successful value creation. Founded
in 2003 by Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC, the firm provides "first-in-class"
service to its clients through its superior knowledge base, global surgeon
relationships and deeply experienced management team. MCRA places particular
emphasis on working with companies at all stages of development, whether
they are single-product companies or companies with multiple technologies.
The true value of MCRA is the ability to cover the entire lifecycle
of a product or technology by taking a product from the conceptual pre-clinical
stage to market approval.
For more information visit www.mcrallc.com
About Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC
Established by Marc R. Viscogliosi, John J. Viscogliosi and Anthony
G. Viscogliosi in New York City in 1999, VB was the first venture capital/private
equity and merchant banking firm dedicated to the musculoskeletal/orthopedics
sector of the health care industry. Today, VB is a leading independent
firm with a mission to create, build and finance companies founded on
innovations developed by surgeons and uniquely focused on "life-changing"
musculoskeletal/orthopedic technologies. VB has worldwide surgeon, industry
and trade relationships and significant financial expertise in the musculoskeletal/-orthopedic
As principals of VB, the Viscogliosi brothers have a combined total
of more than 35 years experience analyzing and investing in the musculoskeletal/orthopedics
sector. They have pioneered innovative financial, strategic and management
initiatives for companies in the sector, from start-up, seed and development
stage all the way to exit, while helping thousands of people lead better
lives through the orthopedic and spinal products marketed and sold by
the companies they have assisted in developing and financing.
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