Kristina (Kris) Bieker, PhD focuses her practice on strategic patent portfolio development for early stage companies and the handling of intellectual property matters for companies and investors during financings, public offerings, mergers and strategic partnerships. She works to build and preserve layered exclusivity profiles that are structured to peak in strength during the critical periods of a product’s branded commercial sales life. According to IAM Patent 1000, Kris “steps in when the opportunity to monetise a right arises.”

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  • Represented Cynapsus Therapeutics, specialty pharmaceutical company developing a drug to treat the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, in a portfolio development covering a therapeutic that prevents “frozen” states in Parkinson’s patients. Representation began at the seed stage and included licensing, an IPO and, ultimately, the sale of the company to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals for more than $600 million*
  • Represented Enobia Pharma Corp., a company that develops therapies for the treatment of serious genetic bone disorders, in a portfolio development covering a therapeutic to treat an otherwise deadly pediatric bone disease and assisted with the company’s sale to Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for $1.4 billion*
  • Represented Audentes Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy for rare diseases, regarding their $231M in financing. She handled the portfolio development for multiple product lines (XLMTM, Crigler-Najjar, Pompi Disease and CASQ-CPUT) and also handled IP issues in the IPO and follow-on offering*

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  • IAM1000, 2016 to present
  • Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University, 1991 to 1992
  • Genetics Society of America Research Award Recipient, 1985

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  • Jonathan Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA, member
  • 826 Boston, member
  • Women Business Leaders of the US Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL), member


Boston College Law School, JD, cum laude, 1996
Princeton University, PhD, Molecular Biology, 1991
Princeton University, MA, Biology, 1989
Swarthmore College, BA, Biology, 1986


Courts / Agencies
US Patent and Trademark Office

Kristina Bieker, PhD

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