Dr. Lara Dueppen is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property practice, where she represents a broad range of companies in intellectual property matters. Her experience includes U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, appeals before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, patent strategy counseling, patentability assessment, due diligence, and freedom to operate analysis.
Lara has represented clients in matters covering a wide range of technologies within the field of biotechnology, including in vivo and in vitro diagnostics, antibody therapeutics, nucleic acid and small molecule therapeutics, vaccines, recombinant DNA and proteins, in silico computer modeling and algorithms of biological and pathological processes, nanotechnology, medical devices, genetically engineered animals and microorganisms, intracellular pathways, and genetic screening. Representative clients include start-up companies, public and private research institutions, and large pharmaceutical companies.
Lara was trained as an interdisciplinary physiologist. She has pursued undergraduate and graduate research projects related to endocrinology, neuroendocrinology and cardiology, including investigating the neurological effects of the progesterone metabolite, allopregnanolone, and developing a computer-implemented mathematical algorithm that models the hormone cycle of the female hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Her doctoral research focused on estrogen's effect on the development and treatment of atherosclerosis. She developed an animal model for estrogen replacement therapy to investigate physical and molecular changes to the arterial wall with various treatment courses. She also investigated the estrogen receptor's (alpha and beta) role in the vascular endothelium in pathological conditions using primary cell culture.
- Perkins Coie LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Summer Associate, 2007
- Alliance Imaging Inc., Anaheim, CA, Intern to General Counsel, Summer 2006
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, Research Assistant, Summer 2006
- UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Ph.D. Candidate, Hyde Fellow, 2000 - 2005
- UCLA College of Letters and Science, Department of Physiological and Life Sciences, Teaching Assistant, 1998 - 2003
- UCLA College of Letters and Science, Department of Physiological Science, M.S. Candidate, 1997 - 1999
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 2008
- University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Physiological Science, 2005
- University of California, Los Angeles, M.S., Physiological Science, 1999
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Physiological Science, 1997
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California