Intellectual Property


Sabrina Poulos is a partner in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She has experience in all aspects of intellectual property strategic counseling, diligence, prosecution, acquisition, and licensing. Her intellectual property counseling work includes competitive analyses, patentability analyses, freedom-to-operate analyses, and non-infringement and validity analyses. Sabrina has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the U.S. and throughout the world, including Europe, China, Japan, Brazil, Russia/Eurasia, Canada, India, Mexico, South Korea, and Australia, and she has extensive knowledge of the patent laws in multiple jurisdictions. She has negotiated and drafted license agreements, collaboration arrangements, material transfer agreements, and clinical trial agreements, and has performed IP due diligence for license agreements, financings, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs. She also has experience drafting and negotiating S-1 Registration Statements, Underwriting Agreements, 10-K, and 10-Q statements. Sabrina represents a wide range of companies, including biotech, pharmaceutical, veterinary, nutraceutical, medical device, medical diagnostic, Internet, and aerospace companies.

Prior to her legal career, Sabrina worked as a research associate at Houston-based Lexicon Genetics, engineering knock-out mice.

  • Allegory Venture Partners
  • Avelas Biosciences
  • Bio-Tissue
  • COI Pharmaceuticals
  • Curtana Pharmaceuticals
  • DNAtrix, Inc.
  • IES Diagnostics
  • Mirna Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Noninvasix Inc.
  • Otonomy IPO
  • Pharmacyclics, Inc.
  • Seragon Pharmaceuticals/Genentech
  • The Stanford Burnham Medical Research Institute
  • TearLab Research, Inc.
  • Texas Medical Center
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
  • B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Information

900 South Capital of Texas Highway
Las Cimas IV
Fifth Floor
Austin, TX 78746
Phone | 512-338-5441

Email | Sabrina

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