James R. Chiapetta
James R. Chiapetta, D.V.M., J.D., serves as Senior Patent Counsel for Boston Scientific Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for managing a three quarter billion dollar patent portfolio including management of patent prosecution and litigation in the U.S. and internationally. He also conducts clearance investigations for new products and processes as well as due diligence investigations of technology acquisition targets. Prior to this engagement, Dr. Chiapetta was an Intellectual Property Attorney at Merchant & Gould, P.A., Minneapolis, MN, USA for seven years. He serves on the board of directors for Andx Inc., WinEase LLC, and Integrative Genomics LLC. He has served on the External Advisory Board for the Food Animal Biotechnology Center and the Equine Program Audit Improvement Board, both at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his legal career, Dr. Chiapetta practiced equine medicine for eight years. He holds numerous accreditations through the US Patent and Trademark Office, the US District Court, and the Supreme Court of Minnesota. He holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law; and D.V.M. and B.V.M. from the University of Minnesota.