Carol Laherty

Carol D. Laherty

Partner at Cooley LLP

3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California, United States
Cooley LLP
HQ Phone:
(650) 843-5000

General Information


Principal  - Seed IP Law Group PLLC


B.S.  - Biology and Economics , University of Michigan

J.D. ( cum laude )  - University of Washington

JD  - Washington University School of Law

Ph.D.  - Cellular and Molecular Biology , University of Michigan


Member  - American Intellectual Property Law Association

Member  - American Bar Association

Member  - Washington State Patent Law Association

Recent News  

In this talk, Cooley LLP partners Lila Hope, Carol Laherty, and Bonnie Weiss McLeod will discuss how you can prepare for undergoing the IP due diligence process, focusing on how to maximize the value of your IP and mitigate potential IP risks.
Afterward, Lila, Carol and Bonnie will hold office hours at the incubator. Dr. Carol Laherty is a Partner in Cooley's Patent Counseling & Prosecution practice group. Dr. Laherty specializes in formulating and executing patent and market exclusivity strategies consistent with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies' business goals. She has extensive experience in strategic patent counseling and patent portfolio management, preparation and worldwide prosecution of patent applications, intellectual property due diligence, freedom to operate analyses, and legal opinions. In addition, she counsels investors and companies with respect to intellectual property issues related to potential investments, acquisitions, and licensing and partnering opportunities. Dr. Laherty has experience in a wide range of technologies, including cellular and molecular biology, immunology, polypeptide and polynucleotide therapeutics, therapeutic antibodies, recombinant vaccines, gene therapy, stem cell therapeutics, diagnostics, drug formulations, drug delivery systems, and cleantech biotechnologies. She earned a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a BS in both Biology and Economics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Laherty received a JD with honors from the University of Washington School of Law and is admitted to the Washington State Bar. She is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association.

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