Tanya D’Souza Joins Lathrop GPM as IP Counsel


Law firm expands Minneapolis office with intellectual property attorney

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 2022) — Lathrop GPM is pleased to welcome Tanya D’Souza as counsel in the firm’s Minneapolis office. D’Souza is joining the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

D’Souza, a registered patent attorney, has worked with clients with a wide range of patent and intellectual property needs. Her clients have included biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical and agribusiness companies, as well as universities. Tanya has provided IP counsel on, among other things, immunology-based, plant, medical device, pharmaceutical, polymer, and composite composition matters.

“Lathrop GPM’s intellectual property practice delivers excellent legal services, and I am excited to join the team,” said D’Souza. “I look forward to helping our clients grow their businesses through the protection of valuable IP assets.”

“Tanya brings a wealth of patent prosecution experience in the biotech space to our firm — we are thrilled she is joining us,” said Intellectual Property Practice Group Leader Kate Tompkins. “With Tanya’s experience and impressive qualifications, she will enhance our already thriving IP practice and be even better equipped to exceed client expectations.”

D’Souza’s experience ranges from legal experience in large and boutique firm settings to Director of Research Development at the university level. She earned a law degree and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Genetics from the University of Iowa. She received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, with honors, from the University of Bombay, India.