Abelleira

Susan M. Abelleira

Partner
Chair, Patent Prosecution Practice
Boston
Susan Abelleira 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.

Susan's clients benefit from her personal industry experience. She worked as a research scientist at Alkermes, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts, where her specialty was synthetic medicinal chemistry, and her areas of research included synthesis of peptides and small molecules with biological activity. She was also responsible for directing the research activities of the Biochemical Pharmacology Department. Before joining Alkermes, Susan was a chemist in New Product Development for W.R. Grace & Co.

Education

  • 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

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Massachusetts

COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)

Honors & Involvement

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

INVOLVEMENT
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • American Chemical Society