Arlene Powers

Chief, IP/ Director, Regulatory Affairs

Arlene Powers is ZEA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Intellectual Property Attorney.  She is responsible for ensuring ZEA’s full compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures.  Arlene also is responsible for protecting and managing the intellectual property of ZEA.  

Previously, Arlene was the Chief Operating Officer of ZEA, managing the companies’ operations, R&D, business developments, corporate strategy, and employee productivity while building a highly inclusive culture to ensure that team members thrive while at ZEA.  

Before joining ZEA, she worked for over 25 years as an IP attorney including

Gauthier & Connors, LLC.  Arlene also worked as a sole practitioner for several years.  

Arlene has experience in a wide range of intellectual property matters, including prosecution of foreign and domestic patents, trademarks and copyrights.  Her practice concentrated in the areas of chemical, biological, mechanical and design patent matters.

Arlene holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University and attended Suffolk University Law School, where she received her law degree.  

Arlene is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.