Lori M. Brandes, Ph.D., is counsel in Sterne Kessler's Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group.
Lori counsels domestic and international clients on the preparation, prosecution, and management of complex worldwide patent portfolios. She is also experienced in technology transfer, invalidity, noninfringement, freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions, and due diligence investigations. Specifically, she works with clients to obtain and enforce patents in areas such as biotechnology, immunology, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and food science. Lori has also been involved in U.S. patent interference and litigation matters, as well as foreign oppositions.
Lori earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, her Ph.D. in pharmacology from The George Washington University, and her B.A. in biochemistry and molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado.