Laurie K. Mcnamara is an associate in the patents and innovations counseling practice of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Based in the firm’s San Diego office, she focuses her practice on various aspects of intellectual property law for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
She provides strategic counseling for clients related to patent prosecution, diligence, freedom to operate, patentability, invalidity, and non-infringement analyses. She has counseled clients in a variety of IP areas, including antibodies, small molecule pharmaceuticals, proteomics, and CRISPR technologies.
Prior to joining the firm, Laurie earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and drug discovery from Northwestern University in which her doctoral research focused on the structural biology of protein kinases involved in neurodegenerative diseases.
During graduate school, she gained research experience in protein purification, enzymology, x-ray crystallography, structure-assisted inhibitor design, and medicinal chemistry. Before graduate school, Laurie worked at Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey, in the drug metabolism and basic chemistry departments.
- J.D., California Western School of Law, 2014
- Ph.D., Biochemistry, Northwestern University, 2009
- B.S., Chemistry, Hope College, 2003
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Member, San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
- State Bar of California
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Rate : $$$