Wendy Zimbone, founding partner of Talem IP Law, specializes in IP licensing, IP strategy, and contract negotiations. She joined Talem from the University of Florida where she was the Assistant Director of Engineering and Software Licensing, managing approximately 400 intellectual property cases, an extensive patent budget and negotiated dozens of license agreements each year. Her practice is focused on the importance of intellectual property in overall business strategy and technology commercialization.
Wendy has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and began her career working as a software engineer in the military defense industry. She went on to launch an internet based startup company and her entrepreneurship experience inspired her to go back to University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) for intellectual property law. There she received the Doris Rapee Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity in Technology. During her law degree, she started working in technology transfer at the University of New Hampshire, analyzing technologies for patentability and commercial potential. This opportunity led to a legal externship at MIT in the Office of Sponsored Programs, a consulting position at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, and a New Venture Development position at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s medical device incubator. She was a winner of the Howard Bremer Scholarship in Technology Transfer from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). She is currently actively involved in AUTM as a member of the AUTM software licensing committee and a speaker at AUTM events and webinars.
Select Speaking Engagements
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
May 2014 AUTM Software Course – “Software Disclosure to Deal Workflow”
April 2014 AUTM Webinar – “IP Basics for Software Innovations”
March 2012 AUTM Annual Meeting – “Who owns student intellectual property?”.
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute, January 2013- Introduction to Intellectual Property Licensing
US Patent and Trademark Office
Certified Licensing Professional
University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D. 2011
Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property Law Certificate, 2011
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 2003