Marina I. Heusch, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
1801 California St., Suite 3300
Denver, CO 80202
D: 303.357.1226
Contact My Assistant
Laura Mellblom
D: 303.357.1272


University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, 1996

Bowdoin College
B.A. Biochemistry and German Literature, Honors, 1991


Italian (working knowledge)

Marina prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals worldwide.  She counsels clients on intellectual property strategy and conducts patentability, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence analyses.  She has worked with independent inventors, small and start-up companies, universities, research institutions, and large companies within and outside of the U.S.  Marina’s intellectual property experience includes antibodies, therapeutic oligonucleotides, biomarkers, small molecules, vaccines, nano-/microparticles, immunoassays, and protein preparation.

Before beginning her legal career, Marina received her doctorate in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, focusing on ribosome-based gene therapy against HIV-2 and SIV.  She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, focusing on basic HIV research involving the degradation and shuttling of certain viral proteins.

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