Dr. Judy de León Jarecki-Black is Senior Counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Dr. Judy de León Jarecki-Black is an experienced Intellectual Property attorney with over twenty years of experience, including in both private and corporate practice. As the Global Head of Intellectual Property for Merial Limited (now Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health), for 18 years, she headed a global IP department responsible for developing and implementing a global patent strategy as well as conducting patent prosecution and patent litigation activities both in the US and other countries. Under her leadership, Merial maintained its patent portfolio against both infringement and validity challenges for FRONTLINE PLUS ®, the only Animal Health product to reach over 1 billion USD a year in sales.
Dr. Jarecki-Black received both a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in History, with Honors, from the College of Charleston, and was graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her honors thesis was entitled “The Effect of the Black Death on European History”. She attended medical school and received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology & Pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina and worked developing human and animal vaccines against infectious diseases, including the recombinant Lyme (OspA) vaccine. Developing a commercial vaccine stimulated her interest in patent law, and she received a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law. Dr. Jarecki-Black is admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as state courts in South Carolina and Georgia. Further, she is admitted to several federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Dr. Jarecki-Black has authored twenty-four peer-reviewed publications and over 80 abstracts and presentations. She has received a number of honors, including 2022’s Feather in Her Cap award in Animal Health; Chief Patent Counsel of the Year for Intellectual Property (ILO Global Counsel Awards); Intellectual Property Community Service Award (GSU College of Law, Atlanta Bar Association, and State Bar of Georgia), and the Pro Bono Award for community service (Atlanta Inn of Court).
Member, Executive Committee of Atlanta IP Inn of Court
Board Member and Attorney for Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter
American Chemical Society
Federal Circuit Bar Association
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
American Bar Association, Section on Science and Technology
Georgia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
South Carolina Bar Association Greenville Bar Association Women Business Leaders, Atlanta, Georgia
Woman Business Leaders Law, Health and Society
GSU College of Law Center for Law, Health and Society
Jarecki, Judy C., Holbrook, Thomas W., Cook, James A., and Glassman, Armand B. 1983. Comparison of Adjuvant-Potentiated Resistance Against Visceral Leishmaniasis in C57BL/6 mice. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 13:356.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Glassman, A.B., and Christopher, J.B. 1984. The Effect of Vitamin A Deficiency Upon Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis. Federation Proceedings, 43:678.
Glassman, A.B. and Jarecki-Black, J.C. 1984. Protection Elicited by Antigenic Determinants Shared by Leishmania Species. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 14:322.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Christopher, J.B., Glassman, A.B. 1986. Trichomonas Vaginalis: Preliminary Identification of a Spermatozoal-lnhibiting Factor. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 181: 469.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Glassman, A.B., and Holbrook, T.W. 1984. The Effect of BCG Vaccine Upon Visceral Leishmaniasis in Hamsters. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 14:464-466.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Glassman, A.B., and James, E.R. 1985. The Adoptive Transfer of Vaccine-lnduced Resistance to Leishmania donovani. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 34:1095-1097.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Burdash, N.M., and Glassman, A.B. 1985. Multiple Parasitic Infection in a Cambodian Child. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter, 7:110-111.
Dover, C., Holley, P., Jarecki-Black, J.C., and James, E.R. 1986. The Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites at the Medical University of South Carolina. Journal of South Carolina Medical Association, 82:327-332.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Glassman, A.B., and Bannister, E.R. 1986. Blastocystis hominis: Infection in a Two Year Old. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter, 8:98.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., James, E.R., Kirshtein, J.W., Kirshtein, J.D., and Glassman, A.B. 1986. Leishmania donovani: Immunization Against Infection as a Function of Parasite Growth Phase. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 35:1117-1120.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Atkins, L., Pratt, K.M., Pepkowitz, S.H., and Glassman, A.B., 1986. Effect of Hydroxyethyl Starch (HES) in Reducing Parasite Load in Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 16:452-456.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Pratt, K.M., Hallman, K.L., James, E.R., and Glassman, A.B. 1988. Resistance against Leishmania donovani Induced with an Aluminum Hydroxide Vaccine. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 18:72-77.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Lushbaugh, W.B., Golosow, L., and Glassman, A.B., 1988. Trichomonas vaginalis: Preliminary Identification of a Spermatozoal-Inhibiting Factor. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 18: 484-489.
Runey, G.R., Jarecki-Black, J.C., Runey, M.W., and Glassman, A.B., 1990. Antithymocyte Serum Suppression of Immunity in Mice Immunized to Leishmania donovani. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 20: 263-267.
Jarecki-Black, J.C., Bennett, Joyce D., and Palmieri, Steven, 1992. A Novel Oligonucleotide Probe for the Detection of Newcastle Disease Virus. Avian Diseases, 36: 134-138.
Jarecki-Black, J.C. and Palmieri, S. 1992. DNA Oligonucleotide Probes: Identification of Newcastle Disease Virus and Potential Diagnostic Application. AAAP Symposium Proceedings: Improved Diagnosis of Avian Diseases Using Molecular Biology, pp. 16-18.
Jarecki-Black, J.C. and King, D. J. 1993. An Oligonucleotide Probe that Distinguishes Isolates of Low Virulence from the More Pathogenic Strains of Newcastle Disease Virus. Avian Diseases, 37: 724-730.
Brown, C.A., Roberts, A.W., Miller, M. A., Davis, D. A., Brown, S.A., Bolin, C.A., Jarecki-Black, J.C., Greene, C.E., and Miller-Liebl, D. 1996. Leptospira interrogans serovar Grippotyphosa infection in Dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 209: 1265-1267.
Dukes, Mark C., Elliott, Frances Barnes, and Jarecki-Black, Judy. 1999. Software Patent Protection: State Street Puts Businesses on “Easy Street.” South Carolina Lawyer, 10: 32-39.
White Paper: An Analysis of the Law Regarding Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships, pages 1 – 98, Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, June 2004.
Morag-Selig, Tamar; Cohn, lan; Kowalski, Thomas J.; Jarecki-Black, Judy, and Clyde-Watson, Zoe. 2004. Intellectual Property Law in Israel And US And European Objections: Market Exclusivity vs Data Exclusivity. Nature Biotechnology, 22:1591-1592.
Wikle, R.E.; Fretwell, B.; Jarecki M.; and Jarecki-Black, J. C. 2006. Canine Lyme Disease: One-Year Duration of Immunity Elicited with a Canine OspA Monovalent Lyme Vaccine. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 4: 23 – 28.
Lu, Deborah, Kowalski, Thomas, and Jarecki-Black, Judy. 2010. Patent prosecution of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patents in a Changing Legal Landscape. Future Med. Chem 2: 7 – 9.
Lu, Deborah, Kowalski, Thomas, and Jarecki-Black, Judy. 2011. Intellectual Property Issues for Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in the USA. Future Med. Chem 3 (7): 847 – 850.