Ms. Lawley has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and many foreign countries. Her practice focuses on biological and chemical technologies. She has experience counseling clients regarding portfolio management and rendering opinions regarding patent validity, infringement, patentability, freedom-to-operate, and inventorship.
Technologies with which Ms. Lawley has been involved include vaccines, microarray technologies, expression vectors, proteins, chemical and biological assays, antibodies, stem cells, immunotherapies, pharmaceutical compositions and formulations, antisense therapy, chimeric antigen receptors, engineered cells, gene therapies, molecular biology techniques, medical diagnostics, personalized medicine, nucleic acid sequences, blood filters, fire retardants, fluid separation technologies, and nutritional supplements. Ms. Lawley also has experience handling appeals to The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and an inter partes reexamination proceeding.