Dr. Mayim Wiens concentrates her practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution for clients in the life science industry with a focus on biological therapeutics. She assists clients with prior art research, patent preparation, patent prosecution, and freedom to operate analyses. Her areas of technical expertise include cell biology, molecular biology, virology, and microbiology.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Wiens was a patent agent at a leading Bay Area life sciences and technology law firm. Dr. Wiens earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington under the supervision of Jason Smith, where she studied the molecular mechanisms by which defensins, a class of innate immune effector proteins, inhibit Human Papillomavirus infection. She utilized classic and cutting edge virology, molecular biology, and microscopy techniques in her research. During her time at the University of Washington, Dr. Wiens was a patent intern at CoMotion, the UW center for commercialization, and performed patentability and freedom to operate searches.

Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Wiens was an EID Research Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Influenza Division, where she performed research on the innate immune response to influenza infection.

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Ph.D., Microbiology, 2016
University of Washington
B.S., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, 2008
University of California, Santa Cruz



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
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