Antonia Sequeira focuses her practice on patent prosecution, counseling, analysis and litigation. Her technology focus includes medical and biotechnology device, digital health/health IT, laboratory automation, bioscience, biopharmaceutical, software, and Internet areas.
Antonia’s practice involves preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patents, post grant proceedings, intellectual property litigation, performing due diligence and freedom to operate analyses, drafting opinions on non-infringement and patent validity, product development counseling, licensing, and patent portfolio analyses. Her clients include large corporations, startup companies, venture capitalists, and universities.
Representative health technologies handled by Antonia include:
Medical or biotechnology device
- cardiac valves
- electrolytically detachable coils for treatment of brain aneurysms
- lens capsulotomy and cataract surgery devices
- pill identification instruments
- liquid transfer robotics
- tissue resurfacing lasers
- portable ventilators
- stroke treatment devices
- cardiac surgery devices
- biopsy devices
- diabetes care devices
- blood filtering devices
- tonometry devices
- medical imaging
Digital health/health IT / mHealth
- hospital workflow software
- patient records management software
- pill identification software
- wearable health devices
- informatics for personalized medicine
- consumer/patient mobile and desktop applications
- doctor/hospital facing mobile and desktop applications
Antonia also has significant patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation experience in a wide range of other technologies, including molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, genomic diagnostics, clean technology, social networking, computer security, electronic commerce, and other software and Internet technologies.
Antonia has years of training and experience in the medical and biotechnology areas. She received her Bachelor of Science summa cum laude from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, with a concentration on anatomy and physiology/biomedical areas. Antonia has worked in diverse medical environments, including in a clinical laboratory as a certified phlebotomist and as a researcher on the Drosophila Genome Project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
A graduate of the Boalt School of Law at U.C. Berkeley in 2002, Antonia served as an Associate Editor and Annual Review Editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, was awarded a fellowship from the Berkeley Center of Law and Technology, and spent a semester as a teaching advisor for Boalt’s Law and Technology Writing Seminar. While in law school, Antonia was one of the founders of a biotechnology startup company, Aprotea Biochips, Inc., that developed a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) biochip for high-throughput drug synthesis and screening.
Antonia's publications and speaking engagements include:
- Antonia L. Sequeira, Patent Strategies in the Digital Health Care Space, Daily Journal, July 10, 2015.
- XX in Health Retreat, 2014 Speaker, Best Patent Practices for Digital Health Startups
- Antonia L. Sequeira, Don’t Just Patent Everything, You Need to Have a Strategy, Daily Journal, April 17, 2013.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, Patentability Black Hole, Daily Journal, March 10, 2011.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, EPA Regulations Change, Limiting Trade Secret Protection of Chemicals, Intellectual Property Bulletin, Fenwick & West, LLP, Fall Bulletin 2010.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine Lives On, Intellectual Property Bulletin, Fenwick & West, LLP, Spring Bulletin 2010.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, Federal Patent Law Does Not Protect Patentees from State Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims, Intellectual Property Bulletin, Fenwick & West, LLP, Spring Bulletin 2009.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, Disclosure of Pricing Information in Government Contract Prevented under FOIA Exemption, Intellectual Property Bulletin, Fenwick & West, LLP, Spring Bulletin 2008.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, American Inventors Need Patent System with Greater Transparency, Fairness, Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 7, 2007.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, Court Compels Google to Release Search Engine Data, Intellectual Property Bulletin, Fenwick & West, LLP, Summer Bulletin 2006.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, Federal Circuit Requires Clear Assertion of Lexicographer Rule, Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 18, 2005.
- Antonia L. Sequeira, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Samara Bros., 16 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 251 (2001).