Speaker Profile
Catherine M. Polizzi

Catherine M. Polizzi PhD

Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Infectious Disease, Biotechnology

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Catherine M. Polizzi is a Partner at Morrison & Foerster, where she helps emerging and established companies through the challenging process of obtaining patents, providing strategic, effective portfolio counseling and management. She develops valuable, strategic portfolios around breakthrough therapies in a variety of areas, including personalized medicine, cancer, and cancer immunotherapy, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. She also works with small and large molecule therapies, drug delivery and formulation technologies, cell-based therapies, tumor microenvironment, microfluidics, and genomic screening technologies. Her practice also includes due diligence evaluation and counseling in the context of venture investment assessments, as well as in connection with public and private financing, spin-offs, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Polizzi is recognized as a leader in technology law and as one of the top intellectual property attorneys in California for eight years running.