Gianna J. Arnold

Gianna J. Arnold

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8913
Secondary Phone:
Fax: (410) 332-8114

Primary Office

Baltimore
500 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133

Gianna J. Arnold

Partner

Gianna Arnold helps companies protect, leverage and enforce their intellectual property and develop and memorialize strategic alliances in service to their goal of enhancing their value. Her understanding of the importance of these assets to the bottom line of a business stems in part from her past experience as an entrepreneur and corporate executive. She also brings a deep understanding of the science underpinning discoveries and inventions and how they intersect with legal issues from her previous work as a scientist with advanced degrees in biotechnology and intellectual property law.

Her work with clients includes:

  • Negotiating strategic alliances and preparing the resulting agreements.
  • Developing and managing intellectual property portfolios (designing knowledge strategy to result in appropriate identification, protection, leverage and management of intellectual assets and in securing and enforcing intellectual property rights worldwide).
  • Preparing opinions (patentability, validity, infringement, freedom to use).
  • Preparation and review of information technology agreements.
  • Due diligence analysis in connection with mergers, acquisitions, licensing, and private equity placements.
  • Corporate and transactional work for life sciences and technology-centered clients.

Gianna is a prolific writer and a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues. Click here for list of selected publications and presentations.

 

Experience

Competitive intelligence

Gianna has developed a competitive analysis program that is risk based and business focused. Through this analysis, and in conjunction with the client, pros and cons of potential business opportunities are identified and strategies for minimizing risk and maximizing opportunity are developed.

Turnaround analysis and implementation strategy

Due diligence prior to acquisition or investment can result in valuable intelligence that is often lost. Gianna develops next-steps documents such that this intelligence is maintained and used post deal to further enhance the value of the related business opportunity.

Memorializing relationships

Gianna is experienced in negotiating a variety of relationships and preparing the resulting agreements. This experience gives her insight into alternative relationship structures and potential negotiated middle ground. Gianna is particularly experienced in agreements pertaining to the life science industry and in cross-border agreements.

Preparation for acquisition

In both in-house and outside counsel capacity, Gianna has developed and implemented strategies the companies and/or company divisions have employed to increase their commercial value and to contribute to the success of acquisitions.

Domestic and foreign intellectual property portfolios

In conjunction with the Firm’s patent agents and associates, Gianna attends to the preparation and prosecution of an extensive patent portfolio.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to the Chambers USA "America's Leading Lawyers in Intellectual Property" list, 2016 to present

Named to The Best Lawyers in America list, Biotechnology Law, 2016 to present

Named an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2013 to present

Named to the "Top 100 Women" list published by the Maryland Daily Record - 2016

Included in Acquisition International's 2015 Legal Awards as "Best for Business & Finance - Maryland"

Selected as one of Maryland's Legal Elite by SmartCEO Magazine, 2009

Memberships and Affiliations

American Chemical Society, Biotechnology Secretariat

American Health Lawyers Association

Association for the Advancement of Science

Association of University Technology Managers, Technology Transfer Practice Manual Volunteer

Franklin Pierce Law Center, Past Research Fellow

Licensing Executive Society

Women in Bio, Former President, 2009-2010

Education

M.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2004, Biotechnology

M.S., Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1993, Intellectual Property

J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1992

B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1982

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland
Massachusetts
Virginia

Gianna Arnold helps companies protect, leverage and enforce their intellectual property and develop and memorialize strategic alliances in service to their goal of enhancing their value. Her understanding of the importance of these assets to the bottom line of a business stems in part from her past experience as an entrepreneur and corporate executive. She also brings a deep understanding of the science underpinning discoveries and inventions and how they intersect with legal issues from her previous work as a scientist with advanced degrees in biotechnology and intellectual property law.

Her work with clients includes:

  • Negotiating strategic alliances and preparing the resulting agreements.
  • Developing and managing intellectual property portfolios (designing knowledge strategy to result in appropriate identification, protection, leverage and management of intellectual assets and in securing and enforcing intellectual property rights worldwide).
  • Preparing opinions (patentability, validity, infringement, freedom to use).
  • Preparation and review of information technology agreements.
  • Due diligence analysis in connection with mergers, acquisitions, licensing, and private equity placements.
  • Corporate and transactional work for life sciences and technology-centered clients.

Gianna is a prolific writer and a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues. Click here for list of selected publications and presentations.