Jennifer M. McCallum, Ph.D., Esq.

Founding Attorney
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T: 303-828-0655
F: 303-828-2938

685 Briggs Street, P.O. Box 929
Erie, Colorado 80516

Jennifer is a patent attorney with a Ph.D. in Physiology from Colorado State University and a J.D. from the University of Colorado.  After working at two different law firms and also in-house, she founded her own law firm. She received an appointment by Governor Owens to the Biotechnology Council, was voted one of the 40 top business leaders under the age of 40 by the Denver Business Journal, was voted the Outstanding Woman in Business in the professional services category in 2004 by the Denver Business Journal, and has received four appointments as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Bioethics.  Jennifer was one of seven attorneys sponsored in 2006 by the American Bar Association for an en banc admission to the US Supreme Court.  Her Firm was also recently voted one of the 25 top woman-owned businesses in Colorado for the second year in a row.

Jennifer is a frequent guest speaker and has been the keynote speaker at the International Stem Cell Conference in London, and the Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Symposium in Boston.  She is actively involved in complex biotechnology legal issues such as arguing a case that helps make private storage of stem cells available to all expectant parents, and the issuance of the first permit for the production of pharmaceuticals in plants in Colorado.  Jennifer frequently works overseas and has rolled out stem cell facilities in a variety of countries including Greece, the United Arabs Emirates, and Taiwan.  She is actively involved in a variety of new reproductive technologies, such as the female microbial condom project that was recently featured in The Economist and Discover Magazine. Jennifer is also assisting with the development of nanotechnologies, in particular, development of the next generation sequencing device that has been featured in Genetic Engineer News.  The Firm represents biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, venture capital groups, and universities.

Education

JD, University of Colorado at Boulder
Women's Forum of CO Scholarship
Who's Who of Law Students

Doctorate of Philosophy-Physiology , Colorado State University
Patricia Harris Congressional Fellow for Excellence in Science

BS - Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico
Dean's List
Omicron Theta Epsilon Biological Honor Society
George E. Corsen Biological Honor Scholarship
Golden Key National Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
Chemistry Dept. Award of Distinction
Member, Forensics Team

Admitted to Practice Colorado
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
United States Supreme Court
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
Member Since: 1998
Vice Chair, Probate and Trust Division Committee on Bioethics, 2003-present
Committee Member: Chemical Practice, 1998-present
Committee Member: Biotechnology Practice, 1998-present
Committee Member: Plant Patent Practice, 1998-present

Colorado Women's Bar Association
Member Since: 1998

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member: 1992-2000

Society for the Study of Reproduction
Member: 1992-2000

Practice Specialties

An international Intellectual Property Law Firm focused on representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, renewable energy and medical device companies; financial entities of many types, such as venture capital groups and investment banks; universities; and bankruptcy trustees.

Articles & Publications

"The Reality of Restricting Patent Rights on Morally Controversial Subject Matter", McCallum, New England Law Review, 2005.

"Legal Issues Inherent in Reproductive Technologies and the Donation of Genetic Materials", McCallum, American Bar Association Real Property Probate and Trust Journal, 2005.

Radioimmunoassay, McCallum/Nett, The Encyclopedia of Reproduction, 1999.

"Characterization of an Intrinsiclly Fluorescent Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor and Effects of Ligand Binding on Receptor Lateral Diffusion", McCallum/Nelson/Horvat/Roess/Barisas/Clay, Endocrinology, 1999.

Recognition, Honors and Awards
Voted one of the Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40 by the Denver Business Journal in 2003.

Appointed by Governor Owens to the State of Colorado Biotechnology Council in 2003.

Keynote legal speaker at International Stem Cell Conference in London in 2003.

Winner of Outstanding Woman in Business in 2005.  Runner up for Business Woman of the Year by the Denver Business Journal in 2004.

Featured as an attorney of excellence for her use of technology in an American Bar Association Law Practice Management Journal.

Received four Appointments as American Bar Association Vice-Chair of Bioethics Committee.

Voted twice as One of the Top 25 Woman-Owned Businesses in Colorado by the Boulder Daily Camera.

Voted Rising Star in Legal Field by Super Leaders in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Recognized by 5280 Magazine as Top Young Attorney in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Named Distinguished Alumni for College of Natural Sciences for California State University Chico in 2012.

Pro Bono Activities

Pro Bono Attorney for a Children's Library and assisted with providing a full-service library for the children of her community.

Representation of the Colorado Bar Association in an Intellectual Property matter.

Representation of a variety of start-ups in a variety of technology areas.

Non-Legal Activities
  • Helped organize construction of regional park
  • Active participant and organizer in numerous fund-raising events
  • Active participant in all aspects of opening and maintaining children's library
  • Active supporter of economic development in Erie
  • Founding board member of an Economic Development Council in Town of Erie
  • Leadership position on several Erie City Council and Mayoral races, as well as several issue campaigns
  • Led campaign to support addition of a canine officer to the local police department
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