Business Law and IP/Patent Attorney Ms. Weerasinghe — ScienceDocs Instructor
Ms. Weerasinghe is a business law and intellectual property (IP) attorney with both law firm experience and in-house experience. Her practice focus on helping start-ups and entrepreneurs with their business ventures, including helping them create their business partnerships, entities, contracts, confidentiality agreements, strategic alliance agreements, licenses, and procure trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Weerasinghe was actively involved in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, for nine years, investigating diabetes, stem cells, and neuroinflammation. Ms. Weerasinghe has published twelve peer-reviewed articles on cell signaling processes related to diabetes, inflammatory response related to Alzheimer’s disease and Bipolar Disorder, and developmental cancer.
Ms. Weerasinghe earned her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology from California State University at Northridge, CA. She has six years of Ph.D. training and received a masters degree in Cellular Molecular Developmental Biology & Biophysics (CMDB) from Johns Hopkins University & NIH Partnership Program. While at Johns Hopkins, she was awarded the 2006 DuPont Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching.
In 2011, she received a Diploma in European Intellectual Property and Biotechnology from Hassen International Summer University in Giessen, Germany, linking law, business, and science.
Ms. Weerasinghe, received her J.D. degree from California Western School of Law, with honors in IP concentration. She is the recipient of the Academic Excellence Award (highest grade in class) for Intellectual Property Licensing, the 2013 Andrea L. Johnson Award for excellence and contributions to the IP Program, and the State Bar of California Wiley W. Manuel Award for completion of 50 pro bono hours annually. She is a member of the California State Bar and registered to practice as a patent attorney with United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
As an active participant in the legal and business communities, Ms. Weerasinghe is a member of the American Inns of Court, Lawyers Club of San Diego, vice president of South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of San Diego, and a former director of Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD). She is also on the editorial board of San Diego Lawyer Magazine.
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