Katya Ascher focuses her practice on patent law issues in litigation and transactional matters across technology sectors. She has over a decade of experience counseling clients in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. Her clients include mid-sized companies and start-ups, operating in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and engineering fields.

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  • Advised a major UK university on intellectual property aspects of a US$100 million investment by a pharmaceutics company into an early stage therapeutics company*
  • Drafted and negotiated research and development, option, and exclusive license agreements between a spin-out company and university in the field of CAR-T therapy*

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University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Master 2 Industrial Property, 2012
University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with honors, 2005
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Biology, with distinction, 2002

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