Amy (Kokoski) Lydon

Intellectual Property Counsel, Covidien

Amy Lydon is intellectual property counsel for the Surgical Solutions group at Covidien. Her responsibilities include managing litigation, supervising outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications globally, evaluating potential acquisitions, working with product development teams by advising on right-to-use matters, and ensuring that Covidien has the right to make, use and sell its products worldwide.  Previously, Professor Lydon was a patent litigator at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP in Hartford where her experience included trial, formulation of case strategy, crafting of claims and defenses, depositions, briefing at various critical pre-trial stages, settlement evaluation and negotiations, mediation, and client counseling. She has experience in a variety of technologies including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical, electromechanical and medical devices. Prior to practicing law, Professor Lydon was a mechanical engineer and intellectual property manager at Pratt and Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation company. She holds a J.D. from the UConn School of Law and a dual B.S. in mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University.