Associate Counsel and Director Intellectual Property Policy
BIO (Washington, DC)
Melissa Brand is Associate Counsel and Director for Intellectual Property Policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), a major trade association with over 1,000 members in the biotechnology industry. In her role at BIO, Ms. Brand advocates on domestic and international intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis on patent law and policy. Prior to joining BIO, Ms. Brand worked as a patent litigator at Latham & Watkins and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Ms. Brand also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.