Charlotte Jacobsen joined Ropes & Gray in July 2018 as partner in the firm’s life sciences intellectual property litigation practice group. Charlotte is a first-chair litigator with more than 15 years of experience representing clients in complex patent disputes concerning biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and the chemical arts. She has represented clients in high-stakes cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the federal district courts in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation, a distinction held by few biopharmaceutical patent litigators. Charlotte’s clients include some of the world’s largest and most prestigious global pharmaceutical companies but she is a trusted advisor to companies of all sizes, and has litigated patent cases concerning anti-cancer drugs, oral contraceptives, immunosuppressants, cardiovascular drugs for treating high cholesterol, and therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, among others. Charlotte also possesses a wealth of international experience. Prior to joining her previous firm, Charlotte practiced as a barrister in the London where she was involved in technically complex patent litigations, including patent oppositions before the European Patent Office, and an appeal to the House of Lords, the highest court in the U.K. She also handled a global litigation involving patent inventorship and an arbitration before the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Charlotte has an M.A. in natural sciences, with a particular focus on immunology and virology, from Cambridge University, and an M.Sc. in forensic sciences from King’s College, London, in connection with which she researched the use of DNA profiling to combat illegal bear poaching in British Columbia, Canada. Charlotte also holds an LL.M. from Columbia University.

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