Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Sarah Leesman

Mind + Muscle

Sarah Leesman

Patent Agent


Ms. Leesman is a registered patent agent in the firm's Biotechnology/Chemical Group, where she drafts non-infringement and invalidity opinions; conducts freedom-to-operate, due-diligence, pre-launch clearance and patentability searches; and prepares ANDA notice letters, detailed statements and patent certifications.  Ms. Leesman's areas of interest include pharmaceuticals and atmospheric chemistry.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Ms. Leesman spent nine years working for a generic pharmaceutical company. There, she worked as a chemist for three years before moving to the legal department where she managed the overall legal strategy of oral, parenteral, and transdermal drug products.

Ms. Leesman's graduate research focused on the role of radiation fogs to scavenge aerosol particles and soluble trace gases from the atmosphere.

  • Admissions

      United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • M.S., Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science

    • B.S., Juniata College, Chemistry


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