Kathryn Lumb

Counsel - Boston

Kathryn Lumb
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As counsel in Foley Hoag's Business Department, Kathryn Lumb focuses on advising our life sciences clients with respect to various licensing matters such as research, development and commercialization agreements; manufacturing and supply agreements; co-development agreements; distribution agreements; and material transfer and other technology agreements. Kathryn has extensive experience with IP advice and counseling, patent filing and prosecution, patent litigation, regulatory exclusivity and guidance, and trademark and copyright matters.


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1998
  • Lehigh University, B.S., Molecular Biology, 1993

Representative Experience

  • Represented Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: DRNA) in a global collaboration agreement with Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE: NVO) to discover and develop novel therapies for the treatment of liver-related cardio-metabolic diseases. Under the terms of the agreement, Dicerna will receive an upfront payment of $175 million, a $50 million equity investment and up to $357.5 million per target in development, regulatory, and commercialization milestone payments.
  • Represented Bridge Biotherapeutics in a collaboration and license agreement in excess of €1.1 billion in upfront and milestone payments, plus royalties, with Boehringer Ingelheim to develop Bridge Biotherapeutics’ autotaxin inhibitor BBT-877 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other fibrosing interstitial lung diseases. 
  • Represented LegoChem Bio in a $400+ million multi-target research collaboration and license agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (NYSE: TAK).
  • Advised Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: AGTC) in a strategic collaboration with Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq: OTIC) to co-develop and co-commercialize an adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy.

Professional Experience

  • Northeast Intellectual Property, Co-founder
  • Elan Pharmaceuticals, Chief Intellectual Property Officer
  • Pfizer Inc., Senior Patent Attorney, Patent Counsel, Assistant General Counsel


  • Biotechnology Industry Organization, member
  • Boston Patent Law Association, member


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  • Illinois

Court Admissions

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