Katie Donahue provides strategic intellectual property legal services to life sciences and technology companies. Her practice includes U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, portfolio analysis, due diligence, and litigation work. Ms. Donahue represents both established and startup companies, venture capital firms, and research institutions. Her IP counseling is instrumental to her clients’ businesses in the context of raising and investing growth capital, executing strategic partnerships, M&A transactions, and going public.

Leveraging her interdisciplinary background in life sciences and engineering, Ms. Donahue has advised clients on IP issues related to machine learning- and deep learning-based diagnostics and therapeutics, immunotherapy, antibody technologies, gene therapy, therapeutic vaccines, synthetic biology, and microfluidic devices, among other technologies.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2019, Ms. Donahue was a patent engineer in the Life Sciences group at Fenwick & West LLP. Before her work at Fenwick, she conducted research for an honors thesis concerning the effect of intracellular Wnt signaling on liver regeneration after toxic exposure in the lab of Dr. Roel Nusse at Stanford University. She was also a member of a Stanford University biodesign team that developed a novel approach for atraumatic embryo transfer in in vitro fertilization.






B.S., Bioengineering, 2016
Stanford University
(with honors)
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