Lane C. Womack

Associate

Overview

Lane Coffey Womack represents clients in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, portfolio management, and intellectual property strategy in the life sciences, biotechnology, and medical device fields. Lane leverages her background as a research scientist to help clients understand the interplay between intellectual property law and the life sciences.
Through her scientific experience, Lane gained expertise in transplantation, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and more, thus providing her with unique insight into clients’ patent needs. Lane’s experience with a range of clients — from industry leaders to start-ups — informs her ability to provide tailored intellectual property advice to meet the needs of each client. Lane also provides insight and assistance on inter-partes review (IPR) proceedings and patent litigation matters.

Technical Background

Lane earned a Ph.D. at the University of Miami, working at the Diabetes Research Institute, where she studied the immunology of islet transplantation in the context of Type 1 diabetes. She served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Biology at the Community College of Denver.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Lane takes time to appreciate Colorado’s slopes, trails and open spaces. When not skiing, hiking 14ers, or camping she also enjoys literature and cooking.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Colorado
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Education

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. Order of St. Ives, University of Denver Law Review (senior editor) (2013)

University of Miami
Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology (2009)

Sewanee: The University of the South
B.S. in Biology (2003)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Medical Device Basics
    Chapter co-author, Glaucoma Research and Clinical Advocates 2016 to 2018, February 23, 2016
  • USPTO Is Rejecting Potentially Life-Saving Inventions
    Co-author, Law360, December 18, 2014

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Represented clients under the Hague Convention for International Child Abduction
  • Represented grandparents seeking adoption of their grandchildren
  • Represented a federal inmate under Clemency Project 2014

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • The Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
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