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Lisa Lippert Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Dr. Lisa Lippert is a registered patent agent for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and is a member of DLA Piper’s Patent Prosecution practice in Seattle and San Diego. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution in the life sciences, including protein and peptide therapeutics, nucleic acid therapeutics, small molecule therapeutics, gene editing technologies, diagnostics, microbiome therapies, high throughput genomic analysis technologies and next generation sequencing technologies. Lisa works with seasoned DLA Piper attorneys and leverages her technical experience to best assist clients with all their intellectual property needs.

During her doctoral studies, Lisa used super-resolution single molecule microscopy to establish a mechanism for the intracellular transport motor, dynein. She designed laser-based optical systems for single molecule imaging and engineered proteins for use in fluorescent and spectroscopic techniques. After receiving her doctorate, Lisa completed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota, studying small molecule kinase inhibitors and cancer therapeutics.

Lisa is not a lawyer.

Bar admissionsUnited States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Represented CRISPR therapeutics company in $45 million financing.
  • Represented clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company undergoing clinical trials of breast cancer treatments.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company developing COVID-19 therapies.
  • Represented biotechnology company undergoing clinical trials of biologic drug for use in cancer diagnostics.
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Washington

Selected Publications

  • Lippert LG*, Ma N*, Ritt M*, Jain A, Vaidehi N, Sivaramakrishnan S, (*Equal Contribution)
    Kinase Inhibitors Allosterically Disrupt a Regulatory Interaction to Enhance PKCα Membrane Translocation
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2021
  • Lippert LG, Dadosh T, Hadden JA, Karnawat V, Diroll BT, Murray CB, Holzbaur ELF, Schulten K, Reck-Peterson SL, Goldman YE
    Angular Measurements of the Dynein Ring Reveal a Stepping Mechanism Dependent on a Flexible Stalk
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017
  • Lippert LG, Hallock JT, Dadosh T, Diroll BT, Murray CB, Goldman YE
    NeutrAvidin Functionalization of CdSe/CdS Quantum Nanorods and Quantification
    of Biotin Binding Sites using Biotin-4-Fluorescein Fluorescence Quenching
    Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2016
  • Shroder DY*, Lippert LG*, Goldman YE, (*Equal Contribution)
    Single Molecule Optical Measurements of Orientation and Rotations of Biological

    Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, 2016
  • Cho JH, Swanson C, Chen J, Li A, Lippert LG, Boye S, Rose K, Sivaramakrishnan S, Chuong CM, Chow R
    A Genetically Encoded Dual-Color Ratiometric Calcium Indicator
    ACS Chemical Biology, 2017
  • Andrecka J, Takagi Y, Mickolajczyk KJ, Lippert LG, Sellers JR, Hancock WO, Goldman YE, Kukura P
    Interferometric Scattering Microscopy for the Study of Molecular Motors
    Methods in Enzymology, 2016