Leland L. Black Ph.D.
She | Her | Hers

1400 Wewatta Street Suite 600, Denver, CO USA 80202

1001 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC USA 27101


Leland Black is a registered patent attorney who focuses her practice on patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, IP strategy, and IP portfolio management for corporations, leading universities, and research institutions in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology fields. She has experience with a wide range of technologies including biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceutical innovations, as well as other matters in chemistry and life sciences.

Dr. Black has provided intellectual property counsel to a variety of clients, ranging from start-up life sciences companies, to universities, to multinational biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. She routinely works with in-house counsel, scientific officers, inventors, and corporate businesspeople to identify and protect the intellectual property of each client.

Dr. Black has experience in post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including experience with inter partes review proceedings on behalf of clients seeking to invalidate the patents of third parties, as well as on behalf of clients whose patents were the subject of such a validity attack by a third party.

Before launching her legal career, Dr. Black conducted research in the medical sciences, including molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, virology, and immunology. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she characterized the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in lipid-based immune-suppressive pathways.

Dr. Black was named a 2022 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Law Week Colorado.


University of North Carolina School of Law J.D. (2017) with honors

University of Alabama at Birmingham Ph.D. (2014) Microbiology

University of Florida B.S. (2007) Microbiology


Colorado (2022)

North Carolina (2017)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2015)

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