Jessica L. Lewis, Ph.D., Partner

Biography

Jessica Lewis, Ph.D., focuses her practice on domestic and international patent prosecution, covering a wide range of biotechnology and life sciences areas. Her practice also includes freedom-to-operate analyses, patentability and infringement opinions, IP counselling, and portfolio management. Jessica handles substantive patent issues for clients in diverse industries, and she has deep experience representing research institutions and technology transfer entities. She manages IP portfolios related to pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR-based technology, vaccines, therapeutic antibodies, microarray technology, plant variety and agricultural biotechnology, diagnostic inventions, and therapeutic agents for various diseases including cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2018)
  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2008)
    • Intellectual Property Society (Member)
  • University of Washington (Ph.D., 2005)
    • Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Doctoral Dissertation: Reiterated Signal Transduction Pathways and Development of Zebrafish Neural Crest
    • Fellowship: Developmental Biology Training Grant
    • Student Representative for the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program Steering Committee.
    • Teaching Assistant for an upper-level undergraduate cellular biology course in the Department of Zoology
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1998)
    • Major: Zoology
    • "Outstanding Achievement in a Senior Thesis"
    • Research Technician in the Department of Physiology and Grantee: National Science Foundation Undergraduate Supplemental Research Grantthe Department of Veterinary Science
    • Research Technician in the Department of Physiology and the Department of Veterinary Science.

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • North Carolina
  • Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State of Wisconsin Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • North Carolina State Bar Association (Member)
  • Fetch Wisconsin Rescue, Inc. (Board of Directors)

Professional Recognition

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2018)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars Edition 2016, 2017, and 2018 (Intellectual Property)