Of Counsel, Registered Patent Attorney
Expertise: Biotech Patent Law, IP Law, Litigation
Licenses: Utah State and Federal Courts, USPTO, U.S. Supreme Court
Education: S.J. Quinney College Of Law at the University of Utah
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Victoria W. Romney is a biotechnology patent attorney practicing in areas including cloning, protein expression, DNA sequencing, bio-manufacturing, RNA reactions and editing, research tools, diagnostics, medical devices, small molecule drug design, cell signaling therapeutics, and immunology.
Victoria received her J.D. degree from the University of Utah, from which she had previously graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology. She earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Utah researching prostaglandin synthesis in bovine adrenal cortex. She performed her M.S. thesis research at the Princeton University computer graphics laboratory on computer assisted empirical predictions of alpha helical secondary structure in proteins. In 2005-2006 she completed Ph.D. coursework in biochemistry at Brigham Young University, where she researched site directed mutagenesis of G protein-coupled protein folding chaperonins.
Following graduation from law school Victoria served for two years as Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Justice Richard C. Howe of the Utah Supreme Court. She served for an additional year at special invitation following Justice Howe’s appointment as Chief Justice.
Victoria has practiced patent prosecution and patent, trademark, general, and appellate litigation. She was founding general counsel for an information technology corporation, with responsibility for patent, trademark, technology licensing, confidentiality, and intellectual property portfolio management matters. In 2004 she opened a Provo, Utah office of Kunzler Bean & Adamson.
More recently Victoria provided lead biotechnology and patent support in a high stakes pharmaceutical litigation at a prominent Arizona law firm. Issues of focus included cooperative research agreements, trade secrets, inventorship, obviousness, and duty of candor relative to gene sequencing, genetic cloning, protein expression, enzyme inhibition, rational drug development, and cellular versus recombinant DNA drug assays. Victoria has also lived and worked in Germany, where she addressed EU, UK, and other national Information Privacy Directives and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
HONORS & EDUCATION
- PhD. studies, BYU (Nicholas Maw Award)
- JD, S.J. Quinney College Of Law at the University of Utah (Leary Scholar)
- MS, Biochemistry, University of Utah
- BS, Molecular Biology, University of Utah, magna cum laude
HISTORY & EXPERIENCE
- Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Justice Richard C. Howe of the Utah Supreme Court and as Chief Justice
- Founding General Counsel for Certification Authority under Utah Digital Signature Act
- EU Information Privacy Directives
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- Pharmaceutical litigation focusing on COX-2 enzyme and inhibitors
RESEARCH & INVENTIONS
- CCT chaperonin folding of G protein-coupled cell signaling proteins
- Computer Assisted Empirical Prediction of Alpha Helical Structure in Proteins
- U.S. Pat. No. 9,901,070
- U.S. Pat. No. 10,098,318
LANGUAGES & INTERESTS
- Enjoying San Diego, Dogs, Reading and writing, Collecting working fountain pens