Lisa Hillman, Ph.D.

With over two decades of experience in intellectual property law, Dr. Hillman's practice encompasses domestic and foreign patent procurement. She provides strategic patent counseling, including patent portfolio management, patent validity opinions, infringement opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions, and due diligence reviews.

Dr. Hillman has broad technical experience in the areas of molecular biology, microbiology, fermentation technologies, human gene therapy, human and veterinary diagnostics, personal diagnostics, proteomics, siRNA technologies, antibody technologies, CRISPR technologies, CAR T-cell technologies, liposomes, biosensors, bioinformatics, personalized medicine, tissue scaffolds, agriculture, orthobiologics, medical devices, immunotherapy, pharmaceuticals, and food processing technologies. She represents small and large biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic companies, as well as university clients and startups.


  • Co-presenter, "The Best and Proven Strategies for Ownership and Inventorship Analyses," 6th Annual Summit on Life Sciences IP Due Diligence, November 29, 2023
  • Panelist, "Avoiding Labels – Application Drafting Strategies," USPTO Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technologies (ET) Partnership Series #2: AI & Biotech, September 22, 2023
  • Panelist, "CRISPR, CAR T and mRNA: Scrutinizing Recent Life Sciences IP Controversies to Develop a New Way Forward," American Conference Institute's 21st Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents, May 19, 2023
  • Panelist, "Patenting mRNA, CRISPR, and Emerging Biotechnological Inventions: Harnessing IP Protections to Ensure Successful Commercialization of New Technologies," ACI's 13th Summit on Biosimilars & Innovator Biologics, June 27, 2023
  • Panelist, "Application Drafting Strategies," USPTO Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technologies (ET) Partnership Series #2: AI & Biotech: Avoiding Labels, September 22, 2022

Community Involvement

  • Women in Bio - Boston Chapter, 2019-Present
    • Chair


World Intellectual Property Review, "Shining Light," 2023

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Court Memberships

  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1998

University of Florida, Ph.D., Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Emphasis in Molecular Biology and Food Microbiology, 1995

  • USDA Predoctoral Fellowship

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, B.S., Microbiology & Public Health, Cellular Biology, 1989