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Dr. Leslie A. Serunian is a registered patent agent who focuses her practice on U.S. and international patent application preparation and prosecution, and patent procurement and strategy. Leslie’s experience serving as a director of Intellectual Property at a biopharmaceutical company, as well as a senior patent agent in the Intellectual Property groups of a patent boutique and general practice law firms, gives her insight into the needs and goals of a diverse client base. She represents clients in fields including biotechnology, biologics, oncology, immunology, virology and antibody technology.


  • Patent procurement
  • Patent infringement analysis
  • Freedom-to-operate analysis
  • Validity analysis
  • Due diligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical technology
  • Small molecule pharmaceutical development and technology



  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of life sciences and technology practice areas.°
  • Procured U.S. and foreign patent protection for inventions of biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies, as well as small and large research institutions and universities.°
  • Reviewed and ascertained IP obligations and protections under licenses, contracts, letter options and agreements.°
  • Managed a docket of over 600 patent applications for an international client.°

°The above representations were handled by Dr. Serunian prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Director, Intellectual Property, 2009-2012
  • Associate Director, Intellectual Property, 2006-2009
  • Registered Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Ph.D./M.A., Cell and Developmental Biology, Harvard University
  • B.S., Biology, with distinction, Simmons College
    • Honors thesis in biology
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.