Lisa M. Hemmendinger
Dr. Lisa M. Hemmendinger focuses her practice in the field of biotechnology, diagnostic and therapeutic methods, and pharmaceutical compounds. She conducts both U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, including interference actions, and renders patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom to operate opinions. Dr. Hemmendinger’s extensive research background gives her the ability to communicate well with scientist-inventors. Dr. Hemmendinger 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.
Dr. Hemmendinger has over twelve years of experience and technical expertise in a number of scientific fields, including recombinant DNA technology, neuropharmacology and neuroanatomy, developmental neurobiology, monoclonal antibody generation, and in vitro model systems. Dr. Hemmendinger funded her research by writing and receiving three competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of ten publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented this research at internationally-attended scientific meetings.
Before earning her law degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law, Dr. Hemmendinger was an assistant professor in the departments of Neurology and Cell Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where she conducted research on neuron-specific gene expression. 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.
Dr. Hemmendinger practices in the Washington, DC office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
1100 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4051
B.A. 1976, Smith College
Ph.D. 1980, University of Chicago
J.D. 1997, University of Maryland
1998, Maryland (inactive)
1998, District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Maryland Court of Appeals