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About Rebecca

Rebecca Weires is an associate in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Rebecca’s practice focuses on patent litigation in pharmaceuticals and electronics.

Rebecca holds a master’s degree in bioengineering from Stanford University. She focused on medical imaging and signal processing in her graduate and undergraduate research and coursework. She also studied wide-ranging subjects from machine learning to biotechnology and physiology. From her work experience in healthcare operations and medical device design, Rebecca brings an understanding of the healthcare environment and medical needs driving the development of medical technologies.

In law school, Rebecca concentrated her studies on innovation incentives and the regulation of new technologies. With the Juelsgaard IP & Innovation Clinic, she advocated clients’ innovation policy positions to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and to the Copyright Office. Rebecca was editor-in-chief of the Stanford Technology Law Review.

Publications and Presentations

Rebecca Weires, Joshua Rosefelt et al. Narrowing the Universe: A Machine Learning Approach to Patent Clearance 20 CHI. KENT. J. INTELL. PROP. (Forthcoming 2021)

Lisa Ouellette & Rebecca Weires, University Patenting: Is Private Law Serving Public Values? 2019 MICH. ST. L. REV. 1329.

Recent Advances in Biologics Manufactring Diminish the Importance of Trade Secrets, WRITTEN DESCRIPTION (Mar. 4, 2019),

Highly Accelerated Cartesian MR Thermometry Without Parallel Imaging Using Undersampled Partial Fourier Acquisition. Poster at 2017 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine conference.

Comparing Algorithmic Methods for Reducing Out-of-Network Referrals. Presentation at 2016 Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineering conference.

Focus Areas
Education

J.D., Stanford Law School (2020) Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Technology Law Review


M.S., Bioengineering, Stanford University (2020)


B.Eng. summa cum laude, Biomedical Engineering, with minors in Engineering Management, Scientific Computing, Math, Vanderbilt University (2017)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2019
  • California 2021
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