Laurence & Phillips IP Law


Rachel Slade, Ph.D.

Representative Matters

Representative Work – Patent Procurement and Development

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications from inception to issuance, primarily in chemical, pharmaceutical and diagnostic technologies, including small molecule compound, pharmaceutical formulation, treatment methods, second medical use, and kit claims.
  • Drafted freedom-to-operate/clearance and patentability opinions. 
  • Supervised international patent prosecution and recommended portfolio development strategies for US and foreign patent applications.  
  • Counseled clients to identify and develop their IP, including managing budgets.  
  • Clients have included multinational pharmaceutical corporations, national laboratories, and universities, as well as renewable feedstock, medical device and packaging companies.  

Representative Work – Post-Grant and Patent/Portfolio Analysis

  • Identified relevant art and contributed to patent invalidity analysis for a successful European patent opposition proceeding.
  • Provided technical support for patent litigation matters.  
  • Member of a team that provided critical analyses of patent prosecution histories in view of recent caselaw to evaluate potential post-grant review outcomes.  
  • Evaluated patent portfolios and identified patentability obstacles for due diligence.