For over twenty years, Dr. Taylor has combined scientific, legal, and business acumen to guide clients through the creation and enforcement of intellectual property strategic action plans. Having served as in-house counsel, she understands the importance of being a trusted advisor to senior management at both large and small entities. Dr. Taylor fosters a comprehensive approach to protecting innovations and branding that takes into consideration corporate business goals in such areas as competitive intelligence, marketing, international tax, compliance, fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions. Her years spent as an academic breast cancer scientist enable Dr. Taylor to anticipate the complexities of preparing university portfolios with an eye toward licensing and other forms of monetization. And her breadth of experience in the counseling, prosecution, and litigation of intellectual property holdings spans a diverse range of subject matter, including small molecule pharmaceutics, large molecule biologics, medical devices, fine chemicals, trademarks, trade secrets, and geographical indications. She conveys value added advice on due diligence projects and patentability, validity, infringement, and inventorship opinions of counsel. In addition, Dr. Taylor has managed European Patent Office Opposition proceedings and has appeared before tribunals in Rijswijk and Munich.
Prior to joining MH2, Dr. Taylor served as Head of Intellectual Property and Acting General Counsel for Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc., a publicly traded, multinational medical device start-up company, whose technologies focus on machine learning to achieve microorganism identification and antibiotic susceptibility profiles to combat sepsis. Before that, she was the Head of Intellectual Property for Roche Tissue Diagnostics, where Dr. Taylor led a team of intellectual property attorneys who directed global portfolios concerning FDA-regulated cancer diagnostic products. Prior to serving as in-house counsel, Dr. Taylor was an intellectual property litigator with Covington & Burling LLP and Venable LLP. She transitioned into litigation after completing her clerkship with Judge Randall R. Rader at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Dr. Taylor began her legal career in patent prosecution with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, during which time she spent two summers living in Delft, The Netherlands, embedded with a firm client handling prosecution before the European Patent Office. When not practicing law, Dr. Taylor competes in triathlons and half-marathons, travels, enjoys performing arts, studies enology and viticulture, and volunteers with the San Antonio Food Bank.