Susan K. Pocchiari

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Patent Attorney
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Intellectual Property and
Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
William F. Starr Hall, 3rd Floor
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105
  • Patent
  • Pharmaceutical Law
  • Intellectual Property

Susan Pocchiari joined the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic faculty in 2012 after more than fifteen years as a practitioner and legal analyst in the field of intellectual property law, where her work focused on patent preparation and prosecution, the licensing and management of patent portfolios, invalidity, infringement, and clearance opinions. Professor Pocchiari holds a J.D. from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Law and a Ph.D. in immunology from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute at SUNY Buffalo.

As an attorney with Axiom Law from 2009-2012, Professor Pocchiari specialized in intellectual property protection for inventions involving technology in the areas of immunology, molecular biology, oncology and pharmaceuticals. Prior to working for Axiom, she spent five years as a legal analyst at JuriStaff, Inc., where she authored more than 450 Bloomberg Law Reports® articles analyzing federal court decisions, laws and regulations relating to U.S. intellectual property issues. Her practice experience also includes nearly six years as IP counsel with Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation. Professor Pocchiari, who is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Professor and in New York State, began her career in intellectual property law as an associate with Pennie & Edmonds, LLP.