Judy Mohr, PhD, helps companies maximize product protection and intellectual property (IP) value by focusing on the business goals of the company and designing a patent portfolio to meet those objectives. Her practice encompasses US and non-US patent procurement, post-grant proceedings (including reexamination and inter partes review), IP due diligence on the investor side and the company side, negotiation of agreements, and development of IP strategies. She assists companies in the pharmaceutical, medical diagnostics, medical device, and gas and liquid separations industries.

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  • Led IP diligences for a diagnostic testing company in several acquisitions of complementary businesses.
  • Manages the patent portfolio for Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), a medical manufacturing and diagnostic testing company, as well as assisting in diligence for corporate transactions
  • Provides strategic patent advice and handles the patent estate for Corium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORI), a leader in design and manufacture of polymer film products for drug delivery and of microneedle arrays for delivery of therapeutics
  • Serves as IP Counsel to Heron Therapeutics, Inc. to manage its patent portfolio and advise on patent-related regulatory matters

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  • Acritas Stars 2020, listed among independently rated lawyers
  • The Legal 500 US 2020
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014 to 2020
  • LMG Life Sciences Star 2012 to present
  • Daily Journal 2015, Top 25 California Portfolio Managers and Prosecutors


  • Advisory Board member, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
  • Program Lecturer, SPARK, Stanford University


Santa Clara University School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 2003
University of Texas at Austin, PhD, Chemical Engineering, 1990
Pepperdine University, BS, Biology, summa cum laude, 1983


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Judy Mohr, PhD

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