Deborah L. Lu, Ph.D., is a Shareholder in the New York office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group.
Dr. Lu obtains and evaluates intellectual property protection, manages complex patent portfolios and counsels clients regarding validity, freedom-to-operate and patentability in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. In particular, she prepares and prosecutes patent applications. She is involved in both ex parte and inter partes reexaminations and interferences. Dr. Lu enforces patents in the United States and throughout the world. She also negotiates transactions involving intellectual property issues such as licenses and agreements.
Dr. Lu received her B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Biochemistry from Cornell University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan. She was a postdoctoral fellow in Microbiology at Harvard Medical School and in Structural Biology at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at the New York University Medical Center. She received her law degree from the Fordham University School of Law.
Dr. Lu is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and New York State Bar. Dr. Lu is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Dr. Lu was selected for inclusion in 2013 New York Rising Stars.