Laura Macro focuses her practice on patent litigation and prosecution in the life sciences sector. Dr. Macro is well versed in a variety of technologies, from diagnostics and medical devices to therapeutics, including gene therapy and therapeutic antibodies.
Her experience includes managing and prosecuting patent portfolios for a wide range of companies, from startups to large research universities. In addition, Dr. Macro is highly skilled in patent litigation and pre-suit investigation, including non-infringement and invalidity analysis.
Dr. Macro holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and a PhD from The Rockefeller University; both in New York. During her graduate studies, Dr. Macro investigated the role of clathrin-mediated endocytosis in the social amoeba Dictyostelium.
From 2003-2004, Dr. Macro was an undergraduate researcher at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where she studied the cellular mechanisms of an anti-angiogenic peptide.
Dr. Macro received a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship from the Foundation for Basic Research in Medicine, as well as a Women in Science Graduate Fellowship, from The Rockefeller University.
JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2017
PhD, Cellular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University, 2012
BSc, Cell Biology with Industrial Experience, University of Manchester, 2005