Chelsea Loughran serves as lead associate in complex patent litigation matters, including ITC investigations. She also works on post-grant patent matters, including inter partes review proceedings.

Chelsea interned with Wolf Greenfield during law school. Her other co-op internships included a judicial internship for the Honorable Margaret Hinkle and an internship with the Office of General Counsel at Partner’s HealthCare System, where she assisted with drafting IP licensing agreements and developing hospital research conflict of interest policies.

Chelsea was awarded funding by the Northeastern University Alumni Association to do a co-operative internship at the AIDS Law Project in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she completed legal and public health research on access to essential medicines as well as the development of South African national infection control guidelines.

While completing her Masters at Tufts University, Chelsea did research for the Institute of Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital, looking at the behavioral effects of policy changes in the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.

  • Lead Associate representing client BTG International Inc. in an International Trade Commission investigation relating to antibody-based snake antivenom compositions.  Over the course of the ten-month litigation Chelsea managed e-discovery, drafted multiple summary judgment and claim construction briefs, participated in oral argument at the Markman hearing, took and defended over a dozen fact and expert depositions and worked closely with client’s clinical expert to analyze clinical data and regulatory documents.
  • Played an integral role in the strategic development, prior art searching, and petition drafting of multiple inter partes review petitions against patents covering biologic therapies for chronic disease and patents directed to medical devices and medical device packaging.
  • Served as the primary drafter of over a dozen substantive and procedural motions filed over the course in a successful interference proceeding relating to patents covering yeast cell antibody display technology.
  • Served as lead associate representing Keurig, Incorporated in multiple patent, design patent and trademark infringement cases. Drafted summary judgment briefing, took over ten fact and expert depositions and assisted in pre-trial preparation including oral argument and preparation of fact and expert witness testimony.  Primary drafter of Keurig’s appellate briefing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in two separate appeals; assisted in preparation for appellate oral argument.
  • Served as lead associate representing The Jackson Laboratory in patent litigation on transgenic mice. Chelsea provided the Court with a Markman technology tutorial on relevant concepts in immunology, genetics and mouse nomenclature.  She then successfully argued claim construction for one of the patents-in-suit, securing Jackson’s requested constructions on key disputed claim terms. Subsequently, in May 2010, Chelsea argued and won Jackson’s summary judgment motion, obtaining a ruling from the Court that Jackson does not infringe the plaintiff’s patent.
  • Member of trial team representing Plaintiff Cordance Corporation against Amazon.com in patent infringement suit relating to one-click purchasing technology. Chelsea assisted in drafting summary judgment briefing and in pre-trial preparation including preparation of damages expert witness testimony. She was also the primary drafter of Cordance’s appellate briefing to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Maintains an ongoing docket of pro bono cases and pro bono program development initiatives.

  • Successfully represented (through trial and post-trial motions) a terminally ill victim of domestic violence in securing a divorce and favorable division of marital assets for estate planning purposes.
  • Successfully represented over ten pro bono clients referred from the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association in securing favorable decisions in their unemployment compensation appeals.
  • Presently working to create and launch a Greater Boston Patent Pro Bono Program as collaborative effort between Boston Patent Law Association and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
  • Collaborated with the MA ACLU on investigation into potential First Amendment violation.

  • Legal Advocacy Resource Center, Member, Board of Directors
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers’ Project of the Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Public Services Committee, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, Member
  • Greater Boston Legal Services Associates Drive, Co-Chair (2011-2014); Firm Captain (2009-2014); Recognition of Outstanding Contribution by Firm and Firm Captain (2011-2013)
  • Greater Boston Legal Services Strategic Resource Development Planning Group, Member
  • Association for University Technology Managers, Member
  • MA American Civil Liberties Union, Amicus Committee Member
  • Boston Patent Law Association; Co-chair, Boston Patent Law Association Pro Bono Committee

  • In 2015, Chelsea was recognized for “Excellence in Pro Bono” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
  • Named 2014, 2015 Rising Star (list of 40 outstanding lawyers in the Boston area, age 40 or younger) by The National Law Journal
  • Awarded the Volunteer Attorney Award for Winter 2013 by the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project.
  • Named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” for 2013 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is also named one of Massachusetts Super Lawyers’ top 100 Women Attorneys.
  • Named one of four finalists named to IP Magazine’s 2011 Young IP Lawyer of the Year Award.

Chelsea Loughran participated in Wolf Greenfield's 2015 Year in Review: Patent Litigation Webinar - Replay Now Available.

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May 24, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Supports Women's Bar Foundation at Comedy Night Gala

May 10, 2016

Wolf Greenfield and Women's Bar Foundation Team Up to Strengthen Free Legal Services

April 8, 2016

Wolf Greenfield and Client Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Prevail in 4 IPRs

April 7, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Hosts GBLS Associates Fund Drive Kick-Off

November 2, 2015

24 Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Named to 2015 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

March 18, 2015

Wolf Greenfield Associate Recognized for Excellence in Pro Bono

February 24, 2015

Women's Bar Foundation Honors Wolf Greenfield Associate

December 19, 2014

Favorable Outcome for BTG in Snake Antivenom ITC Investigation

December 16, 2014

Chelsea Loughran talks about CRISPR in Xconomy

December 11, 2014

Anderson Duff and Chelsea Loughran quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly

October 20, 2014

20 Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Named to 2014 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

August 25, 2014

Wolf Greenfield Associate Named a "Boston Rising Star" by The National Law Journal

July 23, 2014

Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Elected as Members of the Corporation of Greater Boston Legal Services

July 8, 2014

Pat Granahan and Chelsea Loughran quoted on CRISPR-Cas in Nature Biotechnology

June 18, 2014

GenomeWeb quotes Chelsea Loughran on IP landscape surrounding CRISPR-Cas9

April 17, 2014

Chelsea Loughran quoted in The Scientist on first awarded CRISPR-Cas9 patent

April 16, 2014

Chelsea Loughran quoted in MIT Tech Review on first awarded patent for engineered CRISPR-Cas9 system

January 2, 2014

Dyax Corp Prevails at PTAB by Proving 11 Months of Diligence

October 21, 2013

Fifteen Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Named to 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

October 2, 2013

Chelsea Loughran and Patrick Waller interviewed Radio Entrepreneurs on Myriad case

September 25, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Attorney Named Founding Member of the America Invents Act (AIA) Pro Bono Advisory Council

June 28, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Raises More Than $37,000 in Funding for Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)

April 1, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Associate Named “Up and Coming” Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

February 21, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Attorney Recognized for Pro Bono Service by Women’s Bar Foundation

October 22, 2012

Fifteen Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Named to Massachusetts Rising Stars List

July 27, 2012

Chelsea Loughran quoted in Law360 on the new First-To-File rules

Chelsea was a contributing researcher for the Public Health Advocacy Institute’s publication, A Guide for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys: Using Findings and Resources from USA v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. in Future Claims Against Big Tobacco.

While at Brown University, Chelsea was a member of the 2002 ECAC Championship Women’s Ice Hockey Team.

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Chelsea Loughran serves as lead associate in complex patent litigation matters, including ITC investigations. She also works on post-grant patent matters, including inter partes review proceedings.

Chelsea interned with Wolf Greenfield during law school. Her other co-op internships included a judicial internship for the Honorable Margaret Hinkle and an internship with the Office of General Counsel at Partner’s HealthCare System, where she assisted with drafting IP licensing agreements and developing hospital research conflict of interest policies.

Chelsea was awarded funding by the Northeastern University Alumni Association to do a co-operative internship at the AIDS Law Project in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she completed legal and public health research on access to essential medicines as well as the development of South African national infection control guidelines.

While completing her Masters at Tufts University, Chelsea did research for the Institute of Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital, looking at the behavioral effects of policy changes in the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.

  • Lead Associate representing client BTG International Inc. in an International Trade Commission investigation relating to antibody-based snake antivenom compositions.  Over the course of the ten-month litigation Chelsea managed e-discovery, drafted multiple summary judgment and claim construction briefs, participated in oral argument at the Markman hearing, took and defended over a dozen fact and expert depositions and worked closely with client’s clinical expert to analyze clinical data and regulatory documents.
  • Played an integral role in the strategic development, prior art searching, and petition drafting of multiple inter partes review petitions against patents covering biologic therapies for chronic disease and patents directed to medical devices and medical device packaging.
  • Served as the primary drafter of over a dozen substantive and procedural motions filed over the course in a successful interference proceeding relating to patents covering yeast cell antibody display technology.
  • Served as lead associate representing Keurig, Incorporated in multiple patent, design patent and trademark infringement cases. Drafted summary judgment briefing, took over ten fact and expert depositions and assisted in pre-trial preparation including oral argument and preparation of fact and expert witness testimony.  Primary drafter of Keurig’s appellate briefing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in two separate appeals; assisted in preparation for appellate oral argument.
  • Served as lead associate representing The Jackson Laboratory in patent litigation on transgenic mice. Chelsea provided the Court with a Markman technology tutorial on relevant concepts in immunology, genetics and mouse nomenclature.  She then successfully argued claim construction for one of the patents-in-suit, securing Jackson’s requested constructions on key disputed claim terms. Subsequently, in May 2010, Chelsea argued and won Jackson’s summary judgment motion, obtaining a ruling from the Court that Jackson does not infringe the plaintiff’s patent.
  • Member of trial team representing Plaintiff Cordance Corporation against Amazon.com in patent infringement suit relating to one-click purchasing technology. Chelsea assisted in drafting summary judgment briefing and in pre-trial preparation including preparation of damages expert witness testimony. She was also the primary drafter of Cordance’s appellate briefing to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Maintains an ongoing docket of pro bono cases and pro bono program development initiatives.

  • Successfully represented (through trial and post-trial motions) a terminally ill victim of domestic violence in securing a divorce and favorable division of marital assets for estate planning purposes.
  • Successfully represented over ten pro bono clients referred from the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association in securing favorable decisions in their unemployment compensation appeals.
  • Presently working to create and launch a Greater Boston Patent Pro Bono Program as collaborative effort between Boston Patent Law Association and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
  • Collaborated with the MA ACLU on investigation into potential First Amendment violation.

  • Legal Advocacy Resource Center, Member, Board of Directors
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers’ Project of the Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Public Services Committee, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, Member
  • Greater Boston Legal Services Associates Drive, Co-Chair (2011-2014); Firm Captain (2009-2014); Recognition of Outstanding Contribution by Firm and Firm Captain (2011-2013)
  • Greater Boston Legal Services Strategic Resource Development Planning Group, Member
  • Association for University Technology Managers, Member
  • MA American Civil Liberties Union, Amicus Committee Member
  • Boston Patent Law Association; Co-chair, Boston Patent Law Association Pro Bono Committee

  • In 2015, Chelsea was recognized for “Excellence in Pro Bono” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
  • Named 2014, 2015 Rising Star (list of 40 outstanding lawyers in the Boston area, age 40 or younger) by The National Law Journal
  • Awarded the Volunteer Attorney Award for Winter 2013 by the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project.
  • Named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” for 2013 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She is also named one of Massachusetts Super Lawyers’ top 100 Women Attorneys.
  • Named one of four finalists named to IP Magazine’s 2011 Young IP Lawyer of the Year Award.

Chelsea Loughran participated in Wolf Greenfield's 2015 Year in Review: Patent Litigation Webinar - Replay Now Available.

Recent News

May 24, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Supports Women's Bar Foundation at Comedy Night Gala

May 10, 2016

Wolf Greenfield and Women's Bar Foundation Team Up to Strengthen Free Legal Services

April 8, 2016

Wolf Greenfield and Client Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Prevail in 4 IPRs

April 7, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Hosts GBLS Associates Fund Drive Kick-Off

November 2, 2015

24 Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Named to 2015 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

March 18, 2015

Wolf Greenfield Associate Recognized for Excellence in Pro Bono

February 24, 2015

Women's Bar Foundation Honors Wolf Greenfield Associate

December 19, 2014

Favorable Outcome for BTG in Snake Antivenom ITC Investigation

December 16, 2014

Chelsea Loughran talks about CRISPR in Xconomy

December 11, 2014

Anderson Duff and Chelsea Loughran quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly

October 20, 2014

20 Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Named to 2014 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

August 25, 2014

Wolf Greenfield Associate Named a "Boston Rising Star" by The National Law Journal

July 23, 2014

Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Elected as Members of the Corporation of Greater Boston Legal Services

July 8, 2014

Pat Granahan and Chelsea Loughran quoted on CRISPR-Cas in Nature Biotechnology

June 18, 2014

GenomeWeb quotes Chelsea Loughran on IP landscape surrounding CRISPR-Cas9

April 17, 2014

Chelsea Loughran quoted in The Scientist on first awarded CRISPR-Cas9 patent

April 16, 2014

Chelsea Loughran quoted in MIT Tech Review on first awarded patent for engineered CRISPR-Cas9 system

January 2, 2014

Dyax Corp Prevails at PTAB by Proving 11 Months of Diligence

October 21, 2013

Fifteen Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Named to 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List

October 2, 2013

Chelsea Loughran and Patrick Waller interviewed Radio Entrepreneurs on Myriad case

September 25, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Attorney Named Founding Member of the America Invents Act (AIA) Pro Bono Advisory Council

June 28, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Raises More Than $37,000 in Funding for Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)

April 1, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Associate Named “Up and Coming” Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

February 21, 2013

Wolf Greenfield Attorney Recognized for Pro Bono Service by Women’s Bar Foundation

October 22, 2012

Fifteen Wolf Greenfield Lawyers Named to Massachusetts Rising Stars List

July 27, 2012

Chelsea Loughran quoted in Law360 on the new First-To-File rules

Chelsea was a contributing researcher for the Public Health Advocacy Institute’s publication, A Guide for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys: Using Findings and Resources from USA v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. in Future Claims Against Big Tobacco.

While at Brown University, Chelsea was a member of the 2002 ECAC Championship Women’s Ice Hockey Team.