Laura R. Gordon, Ph.D.

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

Laura Gordon focuses her practice on patent prosecution and client counseling in the life science, biotechnology and pharmaceutical arenas. With extensive hands-on experience in a laboratory and familiarity with the operation of technology transfer at large universities, she has in-depth knowledge in an array of technologies, including molecular biology, microbiology, immunology and biochemistry. Laura also gained significant experience with the resolution of pre- and post-trial motions in patent and Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation during her clerkship in the District of Delaware. This background informs her current practice and perspective on both prosecution and litigation.

Select Experience

  • Prosecutes and manages U.S. and international patent portfolios directed to commercially marketed pharmaceuticals, with an emphasis on securing patent properties to support regulatory approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Develops patent portfolios for biotech startup companies, including the strategic development of assets necessary for attracting financing.
  • Provides due diligence support for the licensing and acquisition of large- and small-molecule assets, including providing freedom-to-operate analyses and patentability and invalidity assessments.
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Experience

  • Prosecutes and manages U.S. and international patent portfolios directed to commercially marketed pharmaceuticals, with an emphasis on securing patent properties to support regulatory approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Develops patent portfolios for biotech startup companies, including the strategic development of assets necessary for attracting financing.
  • Provides due diligence support for the licensing and acquisition of large- and small-molecule assets, including providing freedom-to-operate analyses and patentability and invalidity assessments.
  • Assists a large pharmaceutical company in the pre-market freedom-to-operate analysis for commercially-significant drugs.
  • Assists in the drafting of inter parte review petitions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Ben Franklin American Inn of Court

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Sue L. Robinson, U.S. District Court, Disctrict of Delaware

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 69,862
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2014, magna cum laude, Ben Franklin American Inn of Court Student Scholarship Recipient
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 2011, Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • B.S., Biology, Haverford College, 2006, Departmental High Honors in Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship