Leah M. Octavio

Leah M. Octavio

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (215) 972-7860
Fax: (215) 972-7725

Primary Office

Philadelphia
Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2186

Leah M. Octavio

Associate

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.

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

GlaxoSmithKline Legal Emerging Talent Programme, 2019

GlaxoSmithKline Innovation Performance Trust (IPT) Recognition Award, 2018

Memberships and Affiliations

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Genetics Society of America

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania

Education

J.D., cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 2014

  • Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association IP Section Writing Award
  • American College of Legal Medicine Loletta M. Orr Writing Award
     

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011

B.S., summa cum laude, University of Rhode Island, 2006

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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.