Dr. Liz Freeman Rosenzweig focuses her practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property and regulatory counseling in the areas of life sciences and agricultural biotechnology, including AgTech; algae; environmental incentives such as carbon credits; crop science; gene editing; genetics; GM/GE plants; molecular biology; plant breeders’ rights/plant variety protection; plant breeding; plant IP; and soil technologies.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Dr. Freeman Rosenzweig was a summer associate, a law clerk, and a scientific analyst intern at Morrison & Foerster, where she drafted office action responses for foreign and domestic patent applications, amended claims, drafted domestic utility and plant patent applications, and analyzed freedom to operate agreements.

Liz earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. At Berkeley Law, Liz was an associate editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, in which she published “A Framework for Patent Exhaustion of Self-Replicating Technologies”. She was also vice president of Faculty Relations for the Patent Law Society; she also earned a Law & Technology Certificate from the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. 

Prior to law school, she received her Ph.D. in plant cell and molecular biology from Stanford University, where her doctoral research focused on high-efficiency carbon fixation in green algae. Her doctoral work was published in and featured on the cover of Cell. At Stanford, she designed and conducted experiments in algal cell biology using genetic engineering, recombinant protein design, fluorescent biosensors, quantitative confocal microscopy, and computational image analysis. Liz obtained her A.B. in biology magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, with a focus in biochemistry and a minor in Modern Hebrew.

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