Dr. Carol Laherty's practice focuses on formulating and executing patent and market exclusivity strategies consistent with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies' business goals. She has extensive experience in strategic patent counseling and patent portfolio management, preparation and worldwide prosecution of patent applications, intellectual property due diligence, freedom to operate analyses and legal opinions. In addition, Carol counsels investors and companies with respect to intellectual property issues related to potential investments, acquisitions and licensing and partnering opportunities.

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  • Egalet Corporation IPO 

  • Epizyme, Inc. Initial Public Offering 


  • University of Washington School of Law
    JD, with honors, 2001

  • University of Michigan
    PhD, Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • University of Michigan
    BS, Biology and Economics

Admissions & Credentials

Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)



  • Washington State Patent Law Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Best Lawyers: Leading Patent Lawyer

    Chambers: Leading Patent Lawyer

    IAM Patent 1000: Top Patent Lawyer

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