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Anita L. Meiklejohn, Ph.D.

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Boston, MA
617-521-7041
[email protected]
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Background

​Anita Meiklejohn is a Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Her practice emphasizes patent prosecution, validity and infringement opinions, and litigation in the area of biotechnology. She previously worked as an associate and technology specialist with Fish & Richardson. She also has technical experience as a Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Education

Boston College Law School 1995
J.D.
cum laude


University of California, Los Angeles 1987
Biochemistry, Ph.D.


Cornell University 1981
Chemistry, B.A.
with honors

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1992
  • Massachusetts 1996

Memberships & Affiliations

​Women in Bio, Boston Chapter

Other Distinctions

Recognition

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals list (2019).

Named 2017 “Women Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Named “Top Woman of Law” Honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Publications
Co-author, “Effective Protection and Enforcement of Scientific Discoveries Concerning Imported Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Inventions,” in press; first author of research articles in Cell and The Journal of Molecular Biology.

Interviewed, “Women Worth Watching: Lawyer Combines Science and the Law” Profiles in Diversity Journal (2017)

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