12.11.14 | Lisa M. Hemmendinger, Ph.D.

Lisa M. Hemmendinger, Ph.D.


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Dr. Lisa M. Hemmendinger counsels her clients in the pharmaceutical and life science industries on the prosecution and management of worldwide patent portfolios in the life sciences industries. Her areas of expertise include small molecule pharmaceuticals, formulations, immunotherapies, vaccines, and nucleic acid therapies. She assists clients with IP due diligence investigations in connection with licensing, acquisition, and investment, and renders patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom to operate opinions.

Lisa earned her Ph.D. in Biology (Developmental Neuroscience) from the University of Chicago and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, cum laude, and with high honors in Molecular Biology. Before earning her law degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law, Lisa was an assistant professor in the departments of Neurology and Cell Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She has also held research positions at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and concurrent positions at the E.K. Shriver Center for Mental Retardation in Waltham, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.

Lisa practices in the Washington, DC office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.


1100 13th Street, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005-4051

T 202.824.3000
F 202.824.3001
E Emaillhemmendinger@staging.banner.flywheelsites.com


B.A. 1976, Smith College

Ph.D. 1980, University of Chicago

J.D. 1997, University of Maryland

Bar Admissions

1998, Maryland (inactive)

1998, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Maryland Court of Appeals