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Dr. Seidman has more than 30 years of experience providing strategic counseling on the development and commercialization of patent portfolios for the bio-pharma industry. She has prosecuted hundreds of pharmaceutical, biotechnical and chemical patents, notably patent portfolios involving complex technologies including therapeutic proteins, small molecules, antibodies, pharmaceuticals, including formulations, and diagnostics.

Dr. Seidman is recognized for her representation of emerging and developing and established companies, including private public companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Her experience includes more than 25 years in private practice in various positions and several years as a patent examiner for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She also was a post doctoral staff fellow at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Seidman's honors and awards include recognition in Chambers USA 2016 in the area of intellectual property patent prosecution (Band 1) and in 2015 in the areas of intellectual property patent and intellectual property patent prosecution. She was recognized as a Top 10 Attorney by the San Diego Daily Transcript. She has been named to Best Lawyers – Biotechnology Law 2010 - 2016, and has been an Athena Pinnacle Award nominee every year since 1999. Dr. Seidman is recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine's IAM Patent 1000 in 2014-2016. Dr. Seidman was honored with the Women Who Mean Business award in San Diego in 2006. In addition, the patent practice that she heads was ranked as tier 1 in biotechnology by U.S. News in 2010





Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 100%

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Dentons LLP US

4435 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA, 92121


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Band 1 - Intellectual Property Patent ProsecutionChambers USA2016
Chambers USA IP patentChambers USA2015
Best Lawyers - BiotechnologyBest Lawyers in America2015
IAM 1000Intellectual Proper Asset Management2015
Nominee. 1999-2016Athena Pinnacle Award2014
Best Lawyers BiotechnologyBestLawyers2014
IAM 1000Intellectual Asset Management (IAM)2014
Best Lawyers in America -BiotechnologyBest Lawyers in America2013
One of the Daily Transcript's Top 10 AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Best Lawyers in America -BiotechnologyBest Lawyers in America2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Best Lawyers in America- BiotechnologyBest Lawyers in America2011
Tier 1 Biotechnology Law, San DiegoUS News2010
a San Diego Top LawyerSan Diego Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in America - BiotechnologyBest Lawyers in America2010
Nominee SD superlawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Athena Pinnacle Award FinalistAthena2009
Women Who Mean BusinessSan Diego Business Journal2006
Tribute to Women Awards (TWIN)San Diego YWCA2004
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDentons/McKenna Long & Aldridge2011 - Present
PartnerK&L Gates2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
BIOCOMMember1998 - Present
ConnectSponsor1991 - Present
American Chemical SocietyMember1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
UCSD Athena.SponsorN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Daily TranscriptPatent Eligible Diagnostic Methods2015
San Diego Daily TranscriptPatent Eligibility in the Biotechnology Industry2015
San Diego Daily TranscriptInequitable Conduct and Patent Prosecution2014
San Diego Daily TranscriptUS Patent Office Patent Eligibility Guidelines2014
San Diego Daily TranscriptStrategic Considerations for Drafting Provisional Patent Applications2014
San Diego Daily TranscrptThe experimental use exception: A patent doctrine ripe for change?2013
San Diego Daily TranscriptPreparing for patent law change under the America Invents Act2013
San Diego Business JournalPatent-Eligibility under US Patent Law: A Mounting Roadblock to Patent Protection2013
San Diego TranscriptObviousness-Type Double Patenting: A Trap for the Unwary2013
San Diego TranscriptThe Diagnostic Patent Pendulum: Guideposts for Patent Eligibility2012
San Diego TranscriptA Provisional Application is Not a Stake in the Ground2012
San DIego TranscriptStrategies for Managing a Patent Portfolio2009
San Diego TranscriptThings Your Patent Attorney Should Tell You: Compliance with the duty of disclosure will help avoid patent invalidation2005
The Art & Science of Patent LawTaking Proper Care of a Client's Valuable Assets2004
Medical Research Law & Policy (BNA)The Perils of Inadequate Provisional and Parent Patent Applications2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Indiana UniversityMolecular Biology/BiochemistryPhD - Doctorate1979
Indiana UniversityChemical PhysicsMS - Master of Science1976
William Smith CollegePhysicsBS - Bachelor of Science1971
William Smith CollegeChemistryBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bio2008Evolving attitudes towards obviousness2008
Bio2005Patenting Stem Cells2005
BIO2003Pitfalls of Poor Provisional Applications2003
BIO2001Legal issues Biotechnology2001
BIO1999Panel moderator - Legal issues in Biotechnology1999