Muriel M. Liberto, PhD, Esq.

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  • Fordham University (JD, magna cum laude, 2006)
  • Ohio State University (PhD, Biochemistry, 1996)
  • College of William & Mary (BS, Chemistry, 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Muriel is Of Counsel in our New York office specializing in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Muriel assists clients in all aspects of their patent strategy including patent drafting and procurement, patent portfolio management, IP due diligence, patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses. She has considerable experience in diverse areas including vaccines, oral and inhaled drug formulations, inhaler and insulin pump devices, pharmacogenomics, and surgical implants for bone repair.

Prior to her practice in law, Muriel worked in breast cancer research, focusing on understanding the relationship between growth factors and hormones in regulating breast cancer cell proliferation for the identification of new molecular targets for the treatment and prevention of cancer. She also worked with a computational biology group at Columbia University developing methods for detecting genetic regulatory elements in DNA sequence data using supervised machine learning methods.