Dr. Katherine M. Larson

Patent Agent

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"A good patent agent understands your technological niche and communicates with you every step of the way during the patenting process."

Overview
Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

Ph.D., Biomedical engineering, Brown University, 2017

B.S., Biomedical engineering, Minor Biology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2012

Dr. Katherine M. Larson is a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and assists on all aspects of patent prosecution, both foreign and domestic. She works closely with inventors and product developers on issues related to a wide range of technology from electrical devices to biological therapeutics.

Her educational background includes training in biochemistry, material science, fluids, mechanics, tissue engineering, immunology and genetics. This knowledge base is an asset when assessing a variety of technologies, whether they are therapeutics, medical devices or other patentable inventions.

Prior to becoming a patent agent, Katherine spent five years researching the biological therapeutic, lubricin, contributing to numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and composing her dissertation entitled, "The Role of Lubricin in Mitigating Alterations to Joint Tissues Experiencing Friction."

During graduate school, Katherine spent two years interning with the Technology Ventures Office at Brown University, specializing in patentability and marketing searches for medical and life science-based technologies.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Alpha Eta Mu Beta Biomedical Engineering Honor Society WPI (2011)

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society WPI (2010)

Memberships

Biomedical Engineering Society

Orthopedic Research Society

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

publications

Contributing author, "Early Genetic Restoration of Lubricin Expression in Transgenic Mice Mitigates Chondrocyte Peroxynitrite Release and Caspase-3 Activation," Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2017

Contributing author, "Reduction of Friction by Recombinant Human Proteoglycan 4 in IL-1a Stimulated Bovine Cartilage Explants," Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2017

Contributing author, "Arthroscopic Irrigation of the Bovine Stifle Joint Increases Cartilage Surface Friction and Decreases Superficial Zone Lubricin," Journal of Biomechanics, 2016

Contributing author, "Lubricin/Proteoglycan 4 Binding to CD44 Receptor: A Mechanism of the Suppression of Proinflammatory Cytokine-Induced Synoviocyte Proliferation by Lubricin," Arthritis Rheumatology, 2015

Contributing author, "Anti-Lubricin Monoclonal Antibodies Created Using Lubricin-Knockout Mice Immunodetect Lubricin in Several Species and in Patients with Healthy and Diseased Joints," PLOS ONE, 2015

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Dr. Katherine M. Larson
Practices
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • Patent
Education

Ph.D., Biomedical engineering, Brown University, 2017

B.S., Biomedical engineering, Minor Biology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2012

Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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