Hathaway Pease Russell

Partner, Registered Patent Attorney - Boston

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Hathaway Pease Russell practices intellectual property law with a focus on the life sciences industry. She has extensive experience assisting research institutions, start-up companies, and pharmaceutical companies with many aspects of intellectual property law, including patent portfolio management, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence, complex patent litigation and interference proceedings.

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  • Baylor School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Bowdoin College, B.A. in Neuroscience, magna cum laude, 1996



Representative Experience

  • Management of blockbuster drug portfolio
  • Management of personalized medicine patent portfolios
  • Active engagement with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office interviewing patent cases
  • Advised on patent strategy and policy issues for venture-backed Coalition of advanced diagnostics companies
  • Amicus briefs to Supreme Court in Mayo Collaborative and Mayo Clinic Rochester v. Prometheus Laboratories and Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. cases
  • Speaks regularly at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
  • Provided non-infringement patent opinions in electrochemical industry


  • Listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Intellectual Property, Super Lawyers’ Massachusetts Rising Stars: A Comprehensive Listing of the Best Young Lawyers in Massachusetts (2011 - 2014) 


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • Chair Women in IP Committee, October 2013-present
    • Vice-Chair Women in IP Committee, October 2011-2013
    • Vice-Chair Education Committee, October 2009-October 2011
    • Chair Women's National Networking Event, October 2009-October 2015
    • Chair of Subcommittee of Legislative Policy for Biotechnology Committee
  • Pro Bono matters for Boston Housing Authority
  • Participates as a coach for VC 101 for Center for Women & Enterprise
  • Boston Patent Law Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Speaker, “Recent Developments in Patent Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101,” North Carolina Bar Association IP Section’s Annual CLE Symposium, March 2015
  • Speaker, “Recent Supreme Court Case Law & Implications for Medical Device and Diagnostic Industries,” Medical Device and Diagnostics IP/Patent Strategy Conference, March 2015
  • Speaker, "The Impact of the America Invents Act on Innovations," The Forsyth Institute, April 2013
  • Speaker, Public Hearing on Genetic Testing, USPTO, January 2013
  • Speaker, "Intellectual Property Issues for Diagnostics," Genome-wide Partnering & Deal-making Conference, May 2012
  • Speaker, "Personalized Medicine: Intellectual Property Protection, FDA Regulation and Reimbursement," AUTM 2012, March 2012  
  • Speaker, "Diagnostics - The Changing IP and Regulator Landscape," G2 Intelligence’s Molecular Diagnostics Conference, April 2011  
  • Moderator, "Genetics in the Regulatory & Policy Realm," 3rd Annual Consumer Genetics Conference, June 2011  
  • Moderator, "Using the Internet For Litigation and Prosecution in the New Information Age," February 2011
  • Contributor, Roundtable Discussion: Talking About Gene Patents With the Public, February 2011
  • Co-Host, Teaching Children About Patent Law and Innovation, February 2011
  • Presenter, "Understanding the Implications of the Rapidly Evolving U.S. Healthcare and Regulatory Environment," AusBiotech 2010, October 2010
  • Moderator, "Maintaining and Gaining Career, Momentum in Spite of the Economic Downturn," American Intellectual Property Law Association, January 2010
  • Co-Organizer, Consumer Genetics Conference, June 2010 
  • "Overview of the Requirements for Patentability," AIPLA Boot Camp: 2008 Practical Patent Prosecution Training for New Lawyers, August 2009 and August 2008
  • Co-Organizer, First Annual Consumer Genetics Conference, June 2009 
    • Moderator, "Making Sense of the Data and Explaining It to the Consumer," Consumer Genetics Conference, June 2009 
    • Moderator, "Genetics and the Law: Intellectual Property, Regulation and Public Policy," Consumer Genetics Conference, June 2009 
    • Presenter, "Protecting Your Business," June 2009 
    • Presenter, "Utility Issues In Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Patents," New York Intellectual Property Association, April, 2001
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    Bar Admissions

    • Massachusetts
    • Texas

    Court Admissions

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