Susan Abelleira

Partner, Chair, Patent Prosecution Practice - Boston

Susan Abelleira
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Susan Abelleira is a partner in Foley Hoag's Intellectual Property Department, where she focuses her practice in the areas of patent prosecution and patent portfolio development and management in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals. Susan assists clients with non-infringement, invalidity and freedom-to-operate opinions, due diligence for investment and acquisition and agreements that involve intellectual property rights. She also advises clients regarding product lifecycle management.

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  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Boston College, M.S. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, with distinction
  • Regis College, B.A. in Chemistry


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Patent Law)


  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • American Chemical Society
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  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)