Pat Granahan provides counsel, particularly in the areas of biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals, to many non-profit academic, medical and research institutions, startup companies, and multinational businesses.
In her more than 30 years in practice, Pat has written and prosecuted patent applications and provided advice for protecting pioneering inventions in many areas of technology, such as gene therapy, signal transduction, gene activation, oncology and transgenics. She has extensive experience in obtaining and defending patent rights in the United States, as well as in other countries; providing legal opinions as to patentability and inventorship, patent validity, infringement and freedom to operate; and drafting and providing advice relating to licensing, technology transfer and confidentiality agreements.
Pat previously served as Patent Counsel at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and has worked in product development and evaluation as a member of the Life Sciences Division at Arthur D. Little, Inc. She also headed a University of Massachusetts nutrition education program for children in low-income families, worked on analysis of hematology and dietary data from a large federal study, and taught nutrition in a Boston college. Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Pat was a partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston.
Pat has been named for several years as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts by Boston Magazine and has also been repeatedly named to the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers for her work in the field of intellectual property law. She was also named to Arrive magazine’s list of Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast and also has been repeatedly named to The Best Lawyers in America©. Most recently, Pat was named one of Massachusetts Super Lawyers’ top 100 Women Attorneys.
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