Dr. Cathy Ma focuses on patent drafting and prosecution in the United States and foreign jurisdictions, freedom-to-operate (FTO) analyses, and IP due diligence in a spectrum of biotechnological areas.
Cathy Ma’s areas of expertise are antibody therapeutics, cancer immunotherapies, protein engineering, cellular therapies, tissue engineering, diagnostics, gene editing, and high-throughput genetic screening.
Prior to joining Morrison Foerster, Cathy was a patent agent at an international law firm where she drafted and filed patent applications, managed global patent portfolios, developed commercially relevant patent claiming and disclosing strategies, performed patentability and FTO searches and analyses, and provided counseling to clients on patent claiming and prosecution strategies, portfolio management, patentability, FTO, and due diligence.
Cathy is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is registered to practice before the USPTO.
Cathy received her Ph.D. from National University of Singapore, where she worked on a study of biomimetic nanofibers/stem cell composites for skin graft applications. She received her M.D. from Shanxi Medical University in China. Cathy has also completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and School of Medicine at Stanford University.Show More