Senior Patent Agent

Katherine M. Falkenhagen, PhD

Katherine M. Falkenhagen, PhD, prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in biotechnology, biochemistry and life sciences. She has extensive research experience in various scientific fields, including molecular biology, endocrinology, neurobiology, physiology and proteomics.

Katherine also has expertise in the evaluation of patentability and commercial market potential for biotechnology, biochemical and life sciences inventions, as well as assisting with negotiations and contract drafting of biotechnology licenses.


, University of California, San Diego (Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Science)
BA, Willamette University (Biology, Chemistry)

Professional History:
Patent Agent, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2015-2019
Patent Agent, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 2012-2015
Office of Technology Development Intern, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 2011-2012
Graduate Student Research, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Peptide Biology Laboratory of Dr. Wylie Vale, 2007-2012
Research Assistant II, Oregon Health & Science University, Casey Eye Institute, Laboratory of Dr. James Rosenbaum, 2003-2006