Lisa is currently serving her third term as the Managing Partner of the Firm. She also serves as the leader of its Patent Practice Group, and Chair of its Specialty Department. Nonetheless, she is actively engaged on a day-to-day basis in what she loves: working with clients to integrate patent strategy with their business goals.
A Registered Patent Attorney, Lisa has extensive experience advising clients with regard to the development and management of their patent portfolios in the US and across the globe. In addition, Lisa’s practice includes the analysis of patent issues in diligence investigations as well as freedom to operate assessments.
Lisa is also the former chair of the Firm’s Life Sciences Industry Group, and she serves as counsel to many sectors of the life sciences community, including emerging and established companies, investors, and research and educational institutions. A microbiologist by training, Lisa’s patent experience encompasses diverse areas of life science technologies, from biologics to medical devices — including molecular and cellular biology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, food science, and nutraceuticals.
Prior to her law career, Lisa worked as a veterinary technician and conducted drug dosage efficacy studies in the clinical microbiology and pathology departments at Michigan State University; she also worked at the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
Women Leaders Forum, The Ackert Advisory & Key Group, [past] member
MIT Enterprise Forum Healthcare & Life Science Committee, [past] chair
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, [past] member
Worthy Circles, [past] member
Presenter, Female Managing Partners: Women Driving Firm Success, Women’s Bar Association
Presenter, Virtual Connections 2021, Northeastern University School of Law
Moderator, So You Want a Seat at the Table – Experience from Women on Securing Board Positions, Morse Panel Presentation, 2021
Moderator, Unlocking the Mysteries of the “New Girl” Network, NUSL 2017 Women in the Law Conference
Moderator, Entrepreneur’s University: Acquiring IP
Moderator, Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor – Life Sciences Series – Panel 1
Presenter, Morse Patent Law Discussion Series
Presenter, Cutting Edge Life Sciences Law & Practice for Transactional and IP Attorneys, MCLE
Presenter, Clearing, Registering & Enforcing Trademarks: An overview and mock illustration of navigating the process for non-trademark lawyers, MCLE
Expediting Patent Allowance with In-Person Interviews, Mass Lawyers Weekly
First Woman, First IP Lawyer Leads Rte. 128 Firm into the Future, Mass Lawyers Weekly – Article PDF
Outside the office
Lisa is an avid Patriots fan and an enthusiastic (but, she says, still terrible) golfer.
Lisa’s dogs, Rubi and Georgia, both rescues from warmer weather (Jamaica and Georgia, respectively), get geared up for winter!
News & Events
Patents and Pumpkins
Hidden Soft Spots Can Ruin Them Both
September 18, 2018
Celebrating Innovation and Evolution:
Patent Practice 10th Anniversary
November 2, 2017
Meet the Patent Team!
Celebrating Morse's 10 Year Patent Practice Anniversary
November 1, 2017
The Patent Process:
Get on the Fast Track
March 7, 2017
Ten Crucial Questions to Answer Before Contacting a Patent Attorney
How To Save Time and Money Filing a Patent Application
August 22, 2014
So You Want a Seat at the Table – Experience from Women on Securing Board Positions
March 18, 2021
Show Me the Money: Bio Bucks, Royalties and Other Payment Structures in Strategic Alliances
April 3, 2019
Encore Event! Strategic Alliances: Pot of Gold or Pretty Poison?
June 28, 2017
Strategic Alliances: Pot of Gold or Pretty Poison? – Life Sciences Series – Panel 4
April 28, 2017
Money and Molecules: Early-Stage Life Science Financing
March 30, 2017
- Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
- Michigan State University, B.S.
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- Massachusetts Bar
- Consumer Goods & Services
- Educational Institutions & Hospitals
- Life Sciences
- Medical Devices
- MA Super Lawyers, 2021
- Most Influential Women in Patent Strategy 2018 – Massachusetts, AI Magazine’s 2018 Global Excellence Awards
- Patent Buddy