A new lawyer has joined the ranks of Lipton, Weinberger & Husick. So, welcome our new partner, Gretchen L. Temeles, Ph.D., J.D. Gretchen arrives at our firm with experience that will greatly complement our patent prosecution and related practice. Here’s an overview of her experience:

Gretchen is an experienced intellectual property attorney and scientist. She advises clients in the biotechnology, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, and for the past several years, has focused her practice on companies doing business in the psychedelics and cannabis space. Her legal experience includes patent portfolio management, both U.S. and international patent prosecution, patent landscape analyses, freedom-to-operate searches, IP due diligence, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, trade secret analyses, European opposition proceedings, and transactional work, including material transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements and licensing agreements. Her experience spans multiple industry sectors, including investors, specialty chemical companies, medical device companies, mid-market biotech companies, and universities, all of which are present or future stakeholders in the burgeoning psychedelics industry. Gretchen began her legal career at an IP boutique firm. She then spent more than ten years in the IP department at an AmLaw100 firm.

Prior to her work in the legal field, Gretchen spent seven years doing research at an early-stage biotech startup, so she has first-hand experience with the challenges facing emerging companies. She was a group leader in a biotechnology company focused on small molecule drug discovery in therapeutic areas that included neurological disorders, inflammation, cancer, and infectious disease. Previously, she held research positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Merck Sharpe and Dohme Research Laboratories. Gretchen is also a co-inventor on two U.S. patents and has authored peer-reviewed scientific papers. She holds degrees from Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D.); Yale University (Ph.D., Biology); and the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude).