Jessica Hudak, J.D.
Jessica has a long history in innovation. While working as a patent agent for ShayGlenn LLP, her practice focused on medical device technology in multiple clinical areas for early stage companies. Jessica has also served as Schox Patent Group's Senior Patent Agent, with a focus on software platforms and APIs. After several years in law firms, Jessica moved in-house to serve as Sr. Intellectual Property Manager for Baxano, Inc. (Baxano Surgical, Inc.). While at Baxano, Jessica reduced the yearly spend on patent related activities by over 40% leading to a projected total cost savings of almost $1M, while at the same time expanding the portfolio to 25 issued patents and enabling treatments for over 1000 patients.
As a named inventor on medical device patents, Jessica has a long history of designing and bringing new inventions to market. Among other inventions, she has designed, prototyped and tested mechanisms for a medical device drug injection system; designed a key component of an applier utensil for a gastric band port; and designed a manufacturing process for surgical drills.
After these experiences as inventor, outside counsel, and in-house counsel, Jessica founded Hudak Consulting Group in 2012 in order to uniquely provide clients with an “in-house” experience at a fraction of the cost. In 2016, Aurora Consulting, led by Ashley Sloat, acquired Hudak Consulting Group. Aurora Consulting continues to provide high-quality strategic patent services in-line with Jessica’s original vision