Ms Andrea Reid > Dechert LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
BOSTON, MA 02110-2605
United States
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Intellectual Property




Andrea L.C. Reid, co-lead of Dechert’s Global Life Sciences Practice, counsels established and start-up clients in all sectors of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries on developing intellectual property issues, policies, patent portfolio management and filing strategies at all phases of the business cycle. Ms. Reid’s ability to develop IP strategies for U.S. and European clients has resulted in more than US$10 billion in acquisition and investor/partner funding. With more than 30 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, she has extensive experience in all areas of drug discovery through drug development. She draws on this experience when prosecuting patent applications and preparing patentability, validity and infringement opinions involving active pharmaceutical ingredients, manufacturing syntheses and formulations. She regularly represents clients on specialty issues relating to organic chemistry, small molecule pharmaceuticals and polymorph intellectual property.


Boston University, B.S., Chemistry, 1987 University of Massachusetts Lowell, M.S., Chemistry, 1996 Suffolk University Law School, J.D., Intellectual Property, 2006, with distinction

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Healthcare > Life sciences

Dechert LLP is well-placed to advise clients engaged in major cross-border transactions, including assisting with patent strategies tied to deals. On the contentious front, the firm’s litigators represent clients in patent disputes tied to a variety of drugs, and are also well versed in handling MDLs and class actions arising out of product liability claims. Boston-based patent specialist Andrea Reid advises biotech and pharmaceutical clients on the management of their IP portfolios, offering a deep understanding of the drug discovery and development processes and leading the practice alongside New York’s David Rosenthal, who advises life sciences-focused investors on IPOs, secondary offerings and licensing matters. Also based in New York, litigator Katherine Helm handles a broad spectrum of patent-related disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in infringement suits and tackling commercial issues including breach of contract and antitrust litigations.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

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Andrea Reid – Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP‘s Boston-based patent prosecution team is well-known for its capabilities in all patent prosecution matters as well as in portfolio management for its clients. The team’s workload includes advising on IP due diligence and negotiations, and on the sale and acquisition of patent portfolios. The cases are often of considerable value and vary between domestic and international in scope. The life sciences industry is the team’s key focus area and it also has an increasing focus on biologics. The team heads Andrea Reid and Andrew Wilkins are described as being ‘very experienced, engaged and responsive lead partners’, with key attorney to note in the team being Chad Davis.