Marcelo Pomeranz


I combine legal and technical expertise to arrive at creative solutions for emerging technologies clients.

Dr. Marcelo Pomeranz’s practice focuses on the development and execution of world-wide intellectual property strategies for biotech and pharmaceutical companies. He has extensive experience in securing, defending, and challenging patents to provide clients with the necessary protection and freedom to operate to monetize their inventions. He has extensive technical experience in plant biology, RNA silencing, CRISPR gene editing, strain engineering, plant-derived medicines, molecular biology and systems biology. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

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  • Cooley advises Provivi on $45.5M Series C-2 Round 

  • Cooley secures key patent on agricultural disease-fighting bacterium for Montana State University's College of Agriculture 

  • Cooley advises Zymergen on patent matters surrounding $400 million landmark agtech deal 


  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, 2017

  • The Ohio State University
    PhD, Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • University of Tennessee
    BS, Biochemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia Bar Association

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

Not admitted to practice in California