Professionals

Salvatore J. Arrigo, Ph.D., J.D.

The Law Office of Salvatore Arrigo was established in 2007 by Dr. Arrigo, and is now Arrigo, Lee, Guttman & Mouta-Bellum, LLP. Dr. Arrigo previously worked for over 10 years with the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. Prior to his career in patent law, he held an associate faculty position at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, investigating the regulation gene expression of the AIDS virus and molecular approaches to controlling the virus.

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Scott M. K. Lee, Ph.D., J.D.

Scott has more than 17 years of intellectual property law experience. He works with commercial entities and academic institutions to protect their inventions and develop strategies to maximize the value of their intellectual property assets. Scott has guided the intellectual property strategy of early-stage companies throughout their development, from start-up through VC financing rounds to IPO. He also works with multi-national biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

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Harry J. Guttman, Ph.D., J.D.

Harry has more than 15 years of intellectual property law experience, helping clients capture, procure, protect, generate income from, and enforce their intellectual property.  He represents a diverse clientele, including multinational and Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and universities. Harry recognizes that each client has unique needs and business challenges; he helps clients maximize value from intellectual property by structuring strategies to those unique criteria.

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Carla Mouta-Bellum, Ph.D., J.D.

Biotechnology has led to the development of many of the most advanced therapies for cancer, infections, and Alzheimer’s Disease, and is at the forefront of renewable energy technologies. The combination of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals with diagnostics is the basis for the success of Personalized Medicine approaches, the future of medical treatment, including immunotherapy. As both an experienced scientist and IP attorney, Carla has worked closely with many academic scientists and companies in these fields and has more than 12 years of experience developing strong and diverse patent portfolios and counseling clients in IP matters.

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