Leah M. Octavio
Leah Octavio is a patent attorney who brings a strong background in biology and engineering to her work helping inventors protect their intellectual property. She has experience drafting patent applications and responses to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and conducting interviews with both inventors and patent examiners. Leah also has experience performing IP due diligence in transactions and conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses. She also brings a business sensibility to her work from her prior work as patent counsel for GlaxoSmithKline.
Leah’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in computational and systems biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During her graduate studies she conducted interdisciplinary research involving genetics, biophysics and engineering at MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, where she investigated the molecular causes of epigenetic variation in S. cerevisiae yeast gene expression.