Intellectual Property


Dr. Louis D. Lieto is a partner in the intellectual property and patent practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Lou focuses on patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, and IP due diligence in a variety of fields, including biofuels, immunotherapeutics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, stem cells, and transgenic animals.

Lou received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, where he focused on characterizing the molecular and genetic basis of hereditary disease. Subsequently, Lou completed his postdoctoral fellowship in immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). At NIAID, Lou conducted research in the fields of immunology and molecular biology to examine the regulation of gene expression of human immuno-regulatory receptors.

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Lou was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined applications for inventions encompassing several fields, including proteins, DNA vectors, nucleic acid vaccines, immune cell therapy, stem cell therapy, transgenic animals, and gene therapy.

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School
    With Honors
  • Ph.D., Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
    Authored dissertation titled "The Genetic Basis of Epitheliogenesis Imperfecta in Equus caballus"
  • B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Rochester
    Minor in Political Science
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Society for Animal Genetics
  • Bar of the District of Columbia
  • State Bar of Massachusetts
  • State Bar of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact Information

28 State Street
37th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone | 617-598-7802

Email | Lou Lietollieto@wsgr.com

Areas of Expertise

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