Margaret “Meg” S.J. Willis, Ph.D., focuses her practice on patent prosecution, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, prior art searches, freedom to operate studies, and patentability and infringement analyses.

With a wide range of technological expertise in the life sciences, Meg leads the firm’s sequencing group and is skilled in biotechnology, developmental biology, genetics and genetic diseases, CRISPR, gene therapy, molecular biology, signal transduction, biochemical and molecular techniques, biomedical imaging, cell culture techniques, genetic engineering and manipulation, cancer biology, mouse model development and maintenance, immunology and immunotherapeutics, and biomolecule-polymer conjugates.

Meg’s clients are mainly corporate intellectual property teams and educational institutions. Her clients choose to work with her because of her approachability and the jovial touch she brings to her matters, as well as her reputation for going above and beyond to meet their most demanding needs. She takes immense pride in helping her clients solve complex problems and shares in their satisfaction when they achieve their goals.

Outside of her patent practice, Meg gives back to the community through her volunteer work as a Girl Scout troop leader, where she helps young girls discover the wonders of science and shapes the next generation of STEM leaders.

Professional associations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association