Amanda Willis, an attorney in the firm's IP Litigation practice, focuses her practice on patent matters, with an emphasis on chemistry and life sciences. She has experience in Hatch-Waxman (ANDA) litigation, strategic patent counseling and opinions, patent prosecution and due diligence matters. Ms. Willis also has experience representing clients in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including in inter partes review. 

Ms. Willis also has an active pro bono practice representing unaccompanied immigrant children in their deportation proceedings through Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).





From 2007-2012, she was a science advisor at Goodwin, advising on patent litigation, patent opinion and due diligence matters for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. Ms. Willis’ graduate research focused on synthetic preparation, surface chemistry and biomedical applications of inorganic nanocrystals. She previously worked as a scientific advisor at Cooper & Dunham LLP where her responsibilities included pharmaceutical patent prosecution.

Ms. Willis is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association.


Ms. Willis was a recipient of the New York Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award.






J.D., 2012
New York Law School
Ph.D., Chemistry, 2006
Columbia University
M.Phil., Chemistry, 2006
Columbia University
M.A., Chemistry, 2006
Columbia University
B.A., 2001
Mount Holyoke College



New York
New Jersey
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
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