A Registered Patent Attorney experienced in all aspects of US and international patent protection, Lisa has extensive experience advising clients with regard to the development and management of their patent portfolios, with particular attention to integrating patent strategy with business focus. In addition, Lisa’s practice includes the analysis of patent issues in diligence investigations as well as freedom to operate assessments.
Lisa currently serves as the Managing Partner of the Firm and is the chair of its Patent Practice Group. Lisa is also the former chair of the Firm’s Life Sciences Industry Group, and she serves as counsel to many sectors of the life sciences community, including emerging and established companies, investors, and research and educational institutions. Lisa’s patent experience encompasses diverse areas of life science technologies, from biologics to medical devices — including molecular and cellular biology, genomics and proteomics, immunology, molecular diagnostics, and food science.
Prior to her law career, Lisa worked as a veterinary technician and conducted drug dosage efficacy studies in the clinical microbiology and pathology departments at Michigan State University; she also worked at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
Women Leaders Forum, The Ackert Advisory & Key Group
MIT Enterprise Forum Healthcare & Life Science Committee, past chair
Moderator, Unlocking the Mysteries of the "New Girl" Network, NUSL 2017 Women in the Law Conference
Moderator, Entrepreneur's University: Acquiring IP
Presenter, MBBP Patent Law Discussion Series
Presenter, Cutting Edge Life Sciences Law & Practice for Transactional and IP Attorneys, MCLE
Presenter, Clearing, Registering & Enforcing Trademarks: An overview and mock illustration of navigating the process for non-trademark lawyers, MCLE
Expediting Patent Allowance with In-Person Interviews, Mass Lawyers Weekly
First Woman, First IP Lawyer Leads Rte. 128 Firm into the Future, Mass Lawyers Weekly - Article PDF
Wait a Minute Mr. Postman...
How To Respond To a Demand Letter for Life Sciences Companies
Outside the office
Lisa is an avid Patriots fan and an enthusiastic (but, she says, still terrible) golfer.
Lisa's dogs, Rubi and Georgia, both rescues from warmer weather (Jamaica and Georgia, respectively), get geared up for winter!
News & Events
- Celebrating Innovation and Evolution:
Patent Practice 10th Anniversary
November 2, 2017
- Meet the Patent Team!
Celebrating MBBP's 10 Year Patent Practice Anniversary
November 1, 2017
- Life Sciences Vector - Spring 2017
April 20, 2017
- The Patent Process:
Get on the Fast Track
March 7, 2017
- Life Sciences Vector - Summer 2016
July 12, 2016
- Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
- Michigan State University, B.S.
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- Massachusetts Bar
- Educational Institutions & Hospitals
- Life Sciences
- Medical Devices
- Non Profits & Tax-Exempt Organizations