About Guylaine Haché, PhD

Guylaine Haché represents clients in all stages of litigation, including conducting pre-suit investigation work, handling fact and expert discovery, preparing various pleadings, preparing experts for depositions and participating in trial preparation. Guylaine brings to her work a technical background, PhD in molecular biology and more than five years' experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications for a variety of technologies in the United States and around the world. This gives her the right mix of technical knowledge, legal insight and hands-on experience to help her clients secure their most precious asset: their technologies.

Litigating patent disputes with scientific knowledge and legal insight

Guylaine began her legal career as a technical advisor and then patent agent at an international law firm, where she prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications, in the United States and abroad, for clients and inventors from large corporations, start up companies and universities. Her responsibilities covered a range of technologies, including modified proteins, fusion proteins, nucleic acid therapeutics, antibody development, methods of treatment, diagnostic methods, drug formulations and dosage regimens.

Guylaine's doctoral dissertation related to understanding the molecular mechanism by which a human protein called APOBEC3G inhibits the replication of human immunodeficiency virus. Her doctoral work led to nine publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Current Biology, PLoS Pathogens and Journal of Virology.

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Practice Focus

  • Patent litigation
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology