Laura Macro focuses her practice on patent litigation and prosecution in the life sciences sector. Dr. Macro is well versed in a variety of technologies, from diagnostics and medical devices to therapeutics, including gene therapy and therapeutic antibodies. Her experience includes managing and prosecuting patent portfolios for a wide range of companies, from startups to large research universities. In addition, Dr. Macro is highly skilled in patent litigation and pre-suit investigation, including non-infringement and invalidity analysis.


  • Macro L, Jaiswal JK, Simon SM., "Dynamics of clathrin-mediated endocytosis and its requirement for organelle biogenesis in Dictyostelium," The Journal of Cell Science (19 Sep 2012)
  • Bix G, Fu J, Gonzalez EM, Macro L, Barker A, Campbell S, Zutter MM, Santoro SA, Kim JK, Höök M, Reed CC, Iozzo RV, "Endorepellin Causes Endothelial Cell Disassembly of Actin Cytoskeleton and Focal Adhesion Through α2β1 Integrin," The Journal of Cell Biology 166, No 1, 97-109 (5 Jul 2004)


  • Dr. Macro holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and a PhD from The Rockefeller University; both in New York. During her graduate studies, Dr. Macro investigated the role of clathrin-mediated endocytosis in the social amoeba Dictyostelium. From 2003-2004, Dr. Macro was an undergraduate researcher at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where she studied the cellular mechanisms of an anti-angiogenic peptide. Dr. Macro  received a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship from the Foundation for Basic Research in Medicine, as well as  a Women in Science Graduate Fellowship, from The Rockefeller University.


  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for intellectual property law (2024).
  • Named a New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers for intellectual property law (2023).
  • Recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship, Foundation for Basic Research in Medicine
  • Recipient of the Women in Science Graduate Fellowship, The Rockefeller University
  • Awarded the Intercytex, Wolf Laboratory and Norman Smith Prizes from the University of Manchester

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  • Education

    • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2017

      magna cum laude

    • PhD, Cellular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University, 2012

    • BSc, Cell Biology with Industrial Experience, University of Manchester, 2005

      first class honors
  • Admissions

    • New York

    • New Jersey



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