Lisa N. Silverman is an associate in the San Diego office of Morrison & Foerster. Her practice focuses on prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clean technology, and medical devices. She also has experience in patent portfolio management, IP due diligence and inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO.
Dr. Silverman received her B.A. summa cum laude, in chemistry and political science from Barnard College, where she did synthetic organic chemistry research on carbohydrates. She also worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the laboratory of Professor Ronald Breslow at Columbia University, where she studied alpha-helical folding of small peptides. Dr. Silverman obtained her Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University, where she was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship from 2003 to 2006. Her doctoral research in the laboratory of Professor Steven G. Boxer focused on spectroscopic investigation of charge transfer reactions in organic, organometallic and biological molecules.
Dr. Silverman received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was on the board of the Stanford BioLaw and Health Policy Society. She was also a member of the Organizations and Transactions Group of the Mills Legal Clinic, where she provided governance advice and drafted contract and management materials for Northern California non-profit organizations.