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Jessica L. Parezo
Special Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5498 jparezo@cov.com Download V-card

Jessica Parezo is special counsel practicing in the areas of intellectual property, strategic patent counseling and prosecution, patent litigation and due diligence.  She has extensive experience in procuring patents and counsels clients on patent matters in various technology areas including new chemical entities, small molecule and biologic pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, genetic engineering, genomics and proteomics.  Ms. Parezo’s practice includes Hatch-Waxman litigations and due diligence investigations.  Ms. Parezo also counsels clients regarding regulatory issues arising under the Hatch-Waxman legislation.

  • Represented Merck in procuring patents directed to small molecule pharmaceuticals including HIV protease inhibitors, angiotensin receptor antagonists and antifungal compounds.
  • Represented Procter & Gamble in procuring patents directed to pharmaceuticals including antimicrobial quinolones, corticotropin-releasing factor receptor agonists and various proprietary compounds.
  • Represented plaintiff pioneer pharmaceutical company in Biovail Laboratories International SRL v. Impax Laboratories, Inc., C.A. No. 05-CV-1085 (E.D.Pa.).
  • Conducted due diligence investigations for transactions involving pharmaceuticals, DNA and protein technology and signal transduction therapies.
  • Provided advice to pioneer pharmaceutical companies regarding Orange Book patent listing issues.

Pro Bono

  • Provided advice on intellectual property issues to DC small business entrepreneurs who are economically disadvantaged or serving low-income communities.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Women in Intellectual Property Association, DC Chapter, Co-founder