Patrea L. Pabst's practice focuses on patent issues relating to biotechnology, medical, pharmaceutical, and chemical technology.
Ms. Pabst's practice is primarily with universities, start-up companies, and investors in start-up and early stage companies. Her practice includes evaluation of technology to assess patentability and valuation; freedom to operate opinions; prosecution in the U.S. Patent Office and coordination of corresponding foreign filings; strategic planning for the company's long term goals; and defensive work (including reexamination and reissue applications and interference proceedings in the U.S. and oppositions in the European and Japanese Patent Offices).
Ms. Pabst spent nine years in medical research prior to beginning her practice. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters, as well as being an inventor on her own patents. She is a member of the Health Care Advisory Council and is a contributing author to the Journal of Tissue Engineering.