Dr. Joseph Zahner is Proviera’s General Counsel where he is responsible for corporate, compliance, intellectual property, and transactional legal matters. He is a seasoned intellectual property attorney and registered patent attorney specializing in life science technology. Prior to joining the company, he was senior counsel at Husch Blackwell LLP, serving as patent counsel to Fortune 100 companies, independent inventors, and technology startups.
Joe brings a rare and well-rounded perspective to the biotech legal environment, having served as in-house patent counsel at a major research institution and two major pharmaceutical companies, as a private practice attorney in at a large law firm, and as a founder of three technology startups. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Joe received his law degree from Seton Hall University Law School and his PhD in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from The Johns Hopkins University. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Missouri and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.