Sarah Cooleybeck

Partner - Boston

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Sarah Cooleybeck, a partner in the firm’s Business Department, has a broad life sciences practice that includes negotiation of complex licensing and collaboration agreements, intellectual property and licensing advice, and Hatch-Waxman and related regulatory strategy.

Sarah drafts and negotiates patent licenses, supply, manufacturing and quality agreements, collaboration and co-development agreements, and other strategic alliances, for both established and emerging companies. Sarah’s licensing work is complemented by her in-depth knowledge of the regulatory environment in which life sciences companies operate, and by her patent litigation experience.

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  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • University of Michigan, A.B., high honors, 1990

Representative Experience

  • Co-author “Checklist for Life Sciences Licensing and Development Agreements” Drafting & Negotiating Joint Venture, Licensing, Co-Development, Marking & Distribution Agreements (MCLE, Inc. 2014)
  • "Current Issues in Hatch-Waxman Litigation: Moving Beyond the Caraco Dispute to the Question of Induced Patent Infringement in the Marketplace," The IP Legal Browser (Winter 2012)


  • Harvard Law School, Harvard Law Review, Editor
  • Served as a law clerk to Judge Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • Board Member, Boston IP American Inn of Court 
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • “Overview of Patent and Trademark Issues:  IP Protection for Drugs and Biologics” at American Conference Institute (ACI) FDA Boot Camp (Sept. 2012)
  • “Marketing Exclusivities (Non-Patent): Challenges, Opportunities, and Current Controversies” at American Conference Institute (ACI) FDA Boot Camp Master Class (Sept. 2012)
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit