Jillian Shapiro, Ph.D., focuses her practice on patent prosecution and client counseling in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  She has experience representing universities, start-ups, and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, Jillian manages patent portfolios; performs due diligence, freedom to operate, and landscape analyses; and provides general patent counseling in the biotechnology arts.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Jillian had five years of experience in patent prosecution and freedom to operate analyses as an intellectual property practice specialist and intern at another law firm.

Jillian’s doctoral studies focused on the interplay between the host anti-virus response and small RNA production. Notably, her research landed her a spot on the 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30: Science and Healthcare list.

Pro bono activities

  • Jillian has pro bono experience in the areas of immigration asylum and humanitarian parole applications.