Lori Herman focuses her practice in the areas of patent prosecution and client counseling. Lori has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications, directing foreign prosecution, and providing validity, patentability, and freedom to operate opinions. Lori has experience with a wide variety of technologies but concentrates her practice in the chemical and biotechnological fields with an emphasis on polymers, fibers, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnologies, biologics, medical devices, and medical diagnostics. Lori also has significant experience in negotiating and drafting intellectual property license agreements and prosecuting trademark applications. Prior to joining the firm, Lori worked as intellectual property counsel for a biotechnology company.
Lori received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Willamette University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Davis and her Juris Doctorate from the Duke University School of Law. Lori’s doctoral research involved asymmetric catalysis in supercritical fluids. Lori also performed post-doctoral research involving polymer synthesis and characterization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Lori is a member of the North Carolina and Florida bars and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.