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Anita L. Meiklejohn, Ph.D.

Principal

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

Recognized in IAM Patent 1000: “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals” (2019-2020).

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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August 12, 2020
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Litigation Practice; National Rankings in the Plaintiff Firm and Prosecution Firm Categories
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April 10, 2017
Fish & Richardson Announces Four Principals Named 2017 “Women Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
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June 20, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
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June 14, 2018
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October 17, 2017
Fish & Richardson Principal Anita Meiklejohn, Ph.D., Named 2017 “Top Woman of Law” Honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
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August 11, 2017
Anita Meiklejohn Named 2017 “Woman Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
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April 4th, 2017 | 4:00 pm EDT
Boston Seminar Series | IP and the Business of Biopharma: Lessons Learned (Sometimes the Hard Way)
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April 3, 2017
Q&A with Anita Meiklejohn: Lawyer Combines Science and the Law
Author: Anita L. Meiklejohn, Ph.D.
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March 14th, 2016 | 7:30 am EDT
Consero 2016 IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
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