Deborah L. Lu
, Ph.D., is a Shareholder in the New York office of Vedder
Price and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group.
Dr. Lu obtains and evaluates intellectual property protection, manages
complex patent portfolios and counsels clients regarding validity, freedomto-
operate and patentability in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. In
particular, she prepares and prosecutes patent applications. She is
involved in both ex parte and inter partes reexaminations and
interferences. Dr. Lu enforces patents in the United States and throughout
the world. She also negotiates transactions involving intellectual property
issues such as licenses and agreements.
Dr. Lu received her B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in
Biochemistry from Cornell University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biological
Chemistry from the University of Michigan. She was a postdoctoral fellow
in Microbiology at Harvard Medical School and in Structural Biology at the
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at the New York University
Medical Center. She received her law degree from the Fordham University
School of Law.
Dr. Lu is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association
and New York State Bar. Dr. Lu is admitted to practice before the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New