Attorney Profiles

Attorney Laura M. Lloyd, Ph.D.

As a Registered Patent Attorney, I have helped more than 150 companies and universities protect their intellectual property. I represent and counsel clients in domestic and international patent and trademark protection, right-to-use studies, negotiation of patent licenses and non-disclosure agreements.  I also represent clients in opposition and infringement cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and federal courts in California and Texas, and the International Trade Commission, as well as in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Combining my law degree from California Western School of Law with a doctorate in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln as well as a bachelors in Microbiology from Colorado State University, I bring a wealth of expertise to patent application preparation and prosecution, both foreign and domestic, in areas ranging from biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology and virology to diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics, small molecules, and pharmaceuticals.

Additionally, I worked as a Research Associate with the National Institutes of Health, a Post-Doctoral Training Fellow in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and a Research Scientist with Streck Laboratories in Omaha, Nebraska.

My passion is working with innovators, particularly in the field of biotech. It’s very rewarding for me to help my clients see their ideas and hard work turn into a protected and valuable product.

Please contact me if you have any questions about patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secrets.  I’m also available to speak to groups about intellectual property, biotechnology and the law, and new business start-ups.

Academics

J.D., California Western School of Law
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska
B.S. in Microbiology, Colorado State University

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
California

Experience

Sheldon Mak & Anderson, P.C.
DLA Piper, LLP
Gordon & Rees

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association (Technology Co-Chair)
State Bar of California
Pasadena Bar Association (Board of Directors, Secretary and Co-Chair of the Women’s Focus Group)
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
American Inns of Court (Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property Section (2013-2014)

Professional Accolades

California Rising Star; “Top 50 Women” in Southern California, Super Lawyers Magazine (2013, 2014)
2014 Top Women Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law, Los Angeles Magazine
Top Lawyer, Pasadena Magazine (2011-2014)

Publications

International Immunopharmacology
Journal of AIDS and Human Retrovirology
Lancet
Medicina

Community Involvement

Pasadena Tournament of Roses (2010-2014)