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Lauren is a partner in FBT’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Focusing on U.S. and international patent procurement and portfolio development, as well as licensing and monetization, Lauren provides patent strategy and portfolio planning and management for numerous major clients across a diverse array of technical disciplines, both in the United States and internationally.

With extensive experience providing intellectual property protection in the biotechnology and chemistry sectors, Lauren has counseled numerous clients, large and small, and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technical fields, including life sciences, chemistry, materials science, optics, and mechanics. Within these fields, Lauren has particular experience in biotechnology, large and small molecule therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food science, polymer chemistry, battery technology and chemistry, thin film chemistry such as optical films and adhesives, medical devices, OLEDs and OLED chemistry, and optics. Lauren also provides patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Lauren’s practice also includes negotiating and drafting licensing and research agreements., as well as due diligence. And her experience includes Inter Partes Review proceedings at the United States Patent Office.

Lauren provides intellectual property counseling and portfolio development/management to all manner of clients, from large corporations to startup companies to research institutions. Recognizing the different dynamic of each of these clients, Lauren tailors her intellectual property approaches to meet each client’s individual needs and protection goals. Having worked with many major universities and research institutions, Lauren has particular experience working with a wide variety of technology transfer models, and has worked closely with technology transfer officers as well as university faculty and innovators.

Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, and routinely attends the BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) Annual Convention. In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family, makes scented candles, and is an avid Denver Broncos fan.

Other Info About Lauren


Law School

Southwestern Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2003

Graduate School


Undergraduate School

University of California, B.S., Chemistry, Los Angeles, 2000

Bar Memberships

Lauren is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

California, 2003


Lauren is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

California Supreme Court

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Local & National Recognition

Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2024

Shortlisted Nominee: Inspirational Women Forum and Leadership Awards, The Los Angeles Times, 2023

Top 100 Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2022

Women of Influence: Attorneys, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2022

One of Five Finalists in Intellectual Property Law, Los Angeles Business Journal Leaders in Law, 2021

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Licensing Executives Society, Member

UCLA Alumni Association, Member

American Chemical Society, Member

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Major Publications

Lauren is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Quoted, “SAS Decision Could Have Chilling Effect on University Licensing”, Technology Transfer Tactics, 05/22/2018

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