Christine M. Wise
Counsel and Practice and Procedures Specialist
Christine has 19 years of experience in biotechnology and life sciences patent prosecution and counseling. Christine focuses on counseling life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies, including start-ups and established companies, as well as research and educational institutions and venture capital investors.
Christine’s practice focuses on the development, management, and protection of intellectual property rights with an emphasis in areas of biologics, including antibody-based therapeutics, genetics, including genetic diagnostics, protein-based sensors, immunology, linear and circular RNA therapeutics, therapeutics for cancer and for neurodegenerative and metabolic disorders, and drug discovery and development.
Christine has assisted clients with the development of strategic patent portfolios and with due diligence matters, allowing clients to secure investor funding. She has counseled clients by rendering validity, infringement, enforceability, and freedom-to-operate opinions. Christine has experience in patent litigation, trademark prosecution, trademark oppositions, trademark settlement agreements, and corporate trade secret policy. She has a client base that includes one of the world’s largest multi-billion-dollar biotechnology companies.
Christine serves on the firm’s Practice and Procedures Committee, researching United States and foreign patent practice rule changes and drafting client alerts and internal memoranda pertaining to these rule changes. She also researches and provides guidance on patent practices.
Before joining the firm, Christine monitored pharmaceutical and medical device clinical trials for FDA compliance and submitted reports to the FDA at all stages of the approval process.
During law school, Christine served a semester as a judicial intern for Hon. David A. Lowy in the Essex Superior Court in Salem, Massachusetts.