Dr. Erin Foley is experienced in a wide variety of patent law matters, including patent prosecution, patent office litigation, patent portfolio evaluations, opinions and counseling. She routinely handles many aspects of patent prosecution, from pre-application counseling, to application preparation, worldwide filings and prosecution. She also handles many aspects of patent office litigation, including drafting petitions for inter partes review and counseling as to the scope, validity and enforceability of rights of existing patents. She has worked closely with clients in the small molecule, biologics, biotechnology, gene editing, antibody engineering, air purification and glass technology spaces.

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  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, cum laude, 2016

  • University of California, San Diego
    PhD, Biomedical Sciences

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BS, Biochemistry
    cum laude, 2006

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia


United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • American Bar Association