Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
For clients seeking patent protection in all areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Katherine L. Neville, Ph.D. delivers guidance to secure their inventions worldwide. She calls on her advanced studies in microbiology and immunology and over a decade of patent prosecution experience to advance their business goals. In addition to counseling clients in strategic management of worldwide patent rights, her extensive experience includes patent preparation, opinions, due diligence analyses for clients interested in partnering, and various patent proceedings, including interference, reexamination and opposition proceedings. Dr. Neville serves clients ranging from non-profit institutions to biotech start-ups to big pharma, and capably understands their diverse needs across a wide range of technologies.
Dr. Neville has been recognized in the 2016 Women Worth Watching list by Profiles in Diversity Journal, a list highlighting women who are using their influence to change their workplace, marketplace, and the world. She has been selected as one of the “World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” from 2013–2018 by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. Since 2014, she was selected for inclusion in the Illinois Rising Stars® list, featuring outstanding young attorneys in the state. In recognition of her outstanding patent work in life sciences, Dr. Neville has been featured as a “Life Sciences Star” in the 2015–2018 editions of LMG Life Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Neville has been named an “IP Star” in Managing IP's IP Stars Survey (fka the World IP Handbook and Survey) since 2014.