Christine M. Cochran
Areas of Focus
Hatch-Waxman Litigation and Opinion
, Washington University-St. Louis School of Law
Journal of Law and Policy
, Executive Editor; Dean's List; Honor Scholar
, The University of Chicago
Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Christine Cochran believes in the power of technology. She counsels clients regarding freedom to operate and product development strategies, as well as patentability. She provides technical support in pharmaceutical patent litigation and consulting relating to issues under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Christine is extensively involved with invalidity and non-infringement analysis in support of clients’ Abbreviated New Drug Applications. Additionally, clients rely on Christine’s extensive experience in evaluating the patent landscape with respect to biologic therapeutics. An experienced patent attorney, she also provides a full range of domestic and international patent prosecution services, including appeals, oppositions, and U.S. interference practice.
While her technical expertise is primarily in biotechnology and chemical inventions such as oncology, immunology, gene therapy, stem cells, small molecule pharmaceuticals, and industrial and consumer chemistry, Christine also has experience prosecuting patents and counseling clients in other technologies such as bio-fuels and waste management. Additionally, she has experience in mechanical technologies including food packaging and building materials. Christine also assists clients in due diligence analyses and technology transactions including licenses and joint ventures.
Publications & Presentations
Premarket Notification Concerning Bioengineered Foods: A Proposed Regulation Satisfying Some of the Players, Some of the Time
Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, 12 Wash. U.J.L. & Pol'y 173 (2003)
Polsinelli Shughart Enhances Life Sciences Capabilities With New Science and Technology Lawyer in Chicago
August 21, 2012
"Intellectual property law governs the transition from ideas to products. To participate in that transition is to be a part of the innovation upon which the American economy was founded."
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