Michele Wales, PhD, JD

Senior Consulting Intellectual Property Lead

Michele Wales, PhD, JD

Previously, Michele was the head of Litigation and Intellectual Property at Human Genome Sciences (HGS). She created and managed all aspects of HGS’ extensive IP portfolio in the U.S. and abroad, directed all phases of HGS’ litigations and internal investigations, developed cross-functional processes, and evaluated numerous third-party portfolios, freedom to operate analysis and litigation risks. JD from the George Washington National Law Center. Honors scholar in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Connecticut. PhD in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology from The Johns Hopkins Medical School. Michele managed the team that established the Utility Standard for gene-based patents at the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court and the European Patent Office. Her team was nominated in 2012 by the International Law Office as “In-House Litigation Team of the Year.”