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About Anita

Anita Meiklejohn, Ph.D., is a principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Dr. Meiklejohn’s 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. She also has technical experience as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology.

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)

Prosecution of patent applications in all areas of molecular biology and biochemistry including genomics, proteomics, polymorphism identification and analysis, recombinant nucleic acid and protein products, immunology including engineered monoclonal antibodies, transgenic animals, virology and vaccines. Special areas of expertise include inventions involving cell surface receptors, transcription factors, immunoassays, cytokines, nucleic acid probes, AIDS therapies, molecular design and modeling of drugs, rational drug design, and the use of combinatorial techniques in drug screening.

Participated in patent infringement litigation on behalf of Genentech before the U.S. International Trade Commission (human growth hormone).

Named a “Leading Patent Professional” by IAM Patent 1000 (2019-2021).

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

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

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Education

J.D. cum laude, Boston College Law School (1995)


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


B.A. with honors, Chemistry, Cornell University (1981)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1992
  • Massachusetts 1996
Memberships & Affiliations

​Women in Bio, Boston Chapter

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August 27, 2021
Fish & Richardson Part of Gilead Legal Team That Secures Reversal of $1.2 Billion Judgment Against Kite Pharma for Cancer Therapy
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July 7, 2021
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Rankings in 2021 Edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
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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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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
Fish Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
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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)
Speaking Engagement
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April 3, 2017
Q&A with Anita Meiklejohn: Lawyer Combines Science and the Law
Author: Anita L. Meiklejohn, Ph.D.
Life at Fish
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March 14th, 2016 | 7:30 am EDT
Consero 2016 IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
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