Kathy is a Senior Attorney with the firm who has been with the firm’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and University Practice groups since 1996, focusing her practice on inventions in the life sciences, biochemistry and biotechnology.  Kathy holds a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to attending law school, she spent 15 years in biomedical research at the State University of New York at Albany, the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Laboratories and Albany Medical College.  As a result, Kathy has a strong background in immunology, cell biology and virology.

Kathy’s clients include universities, start-ups and corporate clients pursuing protection for discoveries in the life sciences. She has extensive experience in patent preparation, foreign and domestic patent prosecution, and patentability, freedom to operate, non-infringement and invalidity analyses/opinions.

She currently focuses her practice on preparation and prosecution of patent applications directed to antibodies, immunotherapy, diagnostic and prognostic methods based on protein and genetic biomarkers, stem cell technology, organ perfusion and preservation, tissue engineering, imaging devices and imaging agents.

Kathy is admitted to the New York State Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


High Court rules on diagnostic method patent claims, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, May 14, 2013

Patenting antibodies: You get what you ask for, or do you?, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, March 20, 2012

Co-Authored:  A scientific presentation can defeat patentability, The Business Review New Frontiers, December 5, 2005