Kristin is Executive Director for Biotechnology Licensing at MPEG LA, the world’s leader in the management of patent pools and other collaborative licensing programs. In that capacity, Kristin manages Librassay® - the patent licensing clearinghouse for molecular diagnostics. Librassay was created to provide a practical solution to the patent thicket concerns raised by various groups prior to the Supreme Court’s decisions in Mayo and Myriad. Since then, Kristin has formed a university collaboration for translational research and licensing of new drug entities; and has worked on patent licensing opportunities in gene editing, regenerative medicine, and medical devices.
Prior to joining MPEG LA, Kristin was a lawyer in private practice at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York City. There, she devoted her practice to IP litigation, patent prosecution, and IP transactional work for companies in life sciences and medical devices.
Kristin received a B.A. in Biochemistry from The University of Colorado, Phi Beta Kappa. She received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and clerked for the late Honorable Roger B. Andewelt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.