Todd Lorenz has more than 25 years of experience in life sciences intellectual property law, and is known for developing comprehensive and effective patent portfolios that stand up to challenge and survive the test of time. Todd’s practice encompasses strategic patent prosecution and counseling, along with transactional due diligence, opinion work, licensing and litigation, and he works closely with his clients throughout their product life cycle(s) to ensure that the corresponding patents mature worldwide with strong and commercially relevant claims.
He advises universities, clinical research centers, and emerging and established life science companies on all aspects of domestic and international patent procurement and enforcement in a broad range of technical areas including drug development (biologics and pharmaceuticals), drug delivery, digital health, diagnostics, industrial biotechnology and laboratory instrumentation.
Todd’s patent drafting and prosecution experience encompasses a wide variety of technical disciplines, including proteins, peptides, antibodies and antibody engineering, ADCs, T&NK cell therapies (e.g., CAR-T, NK, TaNK, CAR-NK), stem cells and stem cell therapies, gene therapy, genetic engineering (including CRISPR), transgenic animals, small molecules (e.g., toxins, biguanides), drug delivery (e.g., polymers, liposomes, chitosan, enteric coatings), synthetic tissues, 3D bioprinting, medical devices, laboratory hardware, protein purification and separation, and digital health platforms. The combined value of his portfolio acquisitions to date is well in excess of US$3 billion, including SangStat Medical Corporation (immunosuppressants), Oculex Pharmaceuticals (ocular drug delivery), U.C. Berkeley/Medarex (CTLA-4 Blockade/ipilimumab), Open Monoclonal Technologies (transgenic animals) and Kairos Therapeutics (antibody-drug conjugates).
As co-founder and CEO of Myocept Inc., a biotech company developing a new generation of transcutaneous therapeutics, he is particularly attuned to the needs and challenges of emerging companies. With an academic background in biology and biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, clinical research experience in cancer immunotherapy at Harvard Medical School, and practical hands-on experience in drug development, formulation and commercialization at Myocept Inc., Todd brings a wide range of capabilities throughout the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts to his law practice.