Sean Combs joins Talem IP

by | Mar 13, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are happy to announce that registered patent attorney Sean Combs has joined Talem IP as an associate!

Sean graduated in 2011 with bachelor degrees in Mining and Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. Sean then worked for three years as a mining engineer and manager for Alpha Natural Resources before switching career paths and going to University of Florida Levin College of Law in the fall of 2015.

In law school, Sean volunteered in the Student Recruitment Office and was an active member of UF’s intellectual property law program. Sean took classes in copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, as well as other intellectual property classes and intellectual property related subjects. Sean also interned at the USPTO as a patent examiner after his first year in law school, where he was exposed to a variety of technologies, including art unit 2600 in imaging, as well as how the patenting process works on the government side. Sean received UF’s intellectual property law certificate upon graduation.

After graduating from law school, Sean took and passed the Florida Bar and became a full-time member of Talem IP! We are excited about his wide-range of technology skill sets as well as his real-world industry knowledge from his time working as an engineer.

In his spare time, Sean enjoys sports (especially football and basketball), the outdoors, travel, his faith, and his family.

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Wendy Zimbone

Managing Partner

Wendy Zimbone, founding and managing partner of Talem IP Law, specializes in IP licensing, IP strategy, and contract negotiations.  She drafts and negotiates license agreements, development agreements, research agreements, SaaS agreements, hosting agreements, manufacturing/supplier agreements, and other commercial contracts.  Her practice emphasizes the importance of intellectual property in overall business strategy and technology commercialization.  She has assisted many clients in getting their technology to the marketplace and maximizing the value in the IP they create.

She joined Talem from the University of Florida, where she was the Assistant Director of Engineering and Software Licensing.  She managed approximately 400 intellectual property cases and was responsible for overseeing an extensive patent budget.  She negotiated dozens of license agreements each year along with many other IP related agreements.

Wendy is actively involved in NAMWOLF the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms which she chairs the IP CLE efforts, volunteers with both the Intellectual Property and Technology Transaction Committees, and actively speaks at conferences and on webinars. 

She also serves as a mentor for the Empowering Women in Technology Startups (ewits) program and as a board member of the Littlewood Elementary School Parent Teacher Association.  She has two active young boys and loves being outdoors and going on family adventures.

Admissions

June 2019 – NAMWOLF Webinar – “Defining Technology:  Why it matters in Agreements!”
May 2019 – Technology Transfer Central Webinar – “Licensing Know-How:  Capture the Full Value of       Your Technologies and Foster Supportive Relationships with Licensees”
November 2018 - American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Webinar – “The Cutting Edge,
How to work with Start Up clients to get the best results!” CLE
October 2018 - University of Texas System Office – “Anatomy of a Software License”
September 2018 – NAMWOLF – “Did you say Mobile App” CLE
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

  •    May 2018 AUTM Software Course – “Anatomy of a Software License”
  •    April 2018 AUTM Webinar – “IP Basics for Software Innovations”
  •    February 2016 AUTM Annual Meeting – “Open Source Software Commercialization”

Massachusetts
New Hampshire
US Patent and Trademark Office

Education

University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D. 2011
• Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property Law Certificate
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, B.S. in Computer Science, 2003

 

Technical Specialties

Computer Science and Software
Medical Devices
Healthcare IT
Educational Technology
Engineering Devices
Consumer Products

Competencies

Contract and Licensing Agreements
Supply Chain Agreements
IP Strategy
Technology Commercialization
Standard Operating Procedures related to IP life cycle

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