Lauren Mangano Drenkard, PhD

Technology Specialist

Lauren Mangano Drenkard is a technology specialist whose practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic, international and foreign patent applications. Dr. Mangano Drenkard works with a variety of clients, including those in the technology and healthcare sectors. In addition to patent prosecution and counseling, Dr. Mangano Drenkard assists lawyers in conducting scientific and technical journal and patent searching, preparation of patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and infringement opinions, as well as analyses of issues that arise in patent litigation matters.    

Dr. Mangano Drenkard is a registered patent agent. She is currently pursuing her JD degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Dr. Mangano Drenkard was an assistant licensing manager in the Office of Research Commercialization at Rutgers. While there, she was responsible for more than 80 technologies related to physical sciences, engineering, materials and medical devices. 

While a PhD candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Boston University, Dr. Mangano Drenkard developed novel imaging and image processing methods for the non-destructive, quantitative assessment of cartilage in injury and disease. She also established new research direction, developed new protocols for mechanical testing of the fracture callus, and collaborated with researchers at Boston University Medical School.

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  • Education

    • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2017

    • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 2014

    • BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2011

      magna cum laude