R.J. McLaughlin counsels clients on intellectual property and related matters. R.J. brings a background in biosciences to his legal practice, having worked as a research associate and lab manager in the life sciences prior to law school. Previously, R.J. served as Northeastern University's inaugural Mosaic Legal Fellow, where he advised early-stage ventures and managed the operations of Northeastern's intellectual property clinic. He also advised life sciences and technology companies on transactional matters as an associate with the technology transactions practice of a Boston-area law firm.
During law school, R.J. was a member and two-time chief operating officer of the IP CO-LAB, where he counseled entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures on intellectual property registration and prosecution, contracts, and policies. He also worked part-time at the Center for Research Innovation—Northeastern University's technology licensing office—where he assisted with drafting and negotiating technology licenses and implementing new initiatives to commercialize Northeastern innovations.
R.J. has both volunteered at and served as a judge for Northeastern University's Research Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE), an annual showcase of the university's student-driven research and scholarship. R.J. also coached student-led ventures through the Husky Startup Challenge, a 10-week intensive bootcamp where Northeastern University students turn ideas into business-ready ventures.