Stacie L. Ropka, PhD
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TEL 860.275.8166
sropka@axinn.com
Hartford
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Stacie Ropka holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. Her practice is focused on IP litigation, due diligence and client counseling with an emphasis on the life sciences, biologics and biologic-based pharmaceuticals. Stacie keeps abreast of the technology and related law by regularly attending both scientific and legal conferences.

Prior to attending law school, Stacie held a faculty position at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She also spent many years as a research scientist in the fields of neurology, virology and immunology, both at Northwestern University and SUNY Upstate Medical University, and has presented her original research at numerous scientific conferences.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • The American Society for Microbiology
  • The Antibody Society

Experience

  • Provide IP counseling and due diligence for several life science, biologic and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Trial team member on several patent litigations for major generic pharmaceutical client.

Honors

  • Order of the Coif
  • Justinian Honor Society 
  • Searle Award Recipient
  • Named to “Women Worth Watching 2015” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
  • Named to “Women Worth Watching in STEM® 2017” by Profiles in Diversity Journal

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Education

  • JD, magna cum laude – Syracuse University College of Law (2005)
  • PhD, with Honors – Upstate Medical University (1999)
  • MBA – DePaul University (1987)
  • MS – DePaul University (1984)
  • BS – DePaul University (1982)

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  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • US District Court District of New Jersey
  • US District Court District of Connecticut