Myers Bigel Adds Lesley Pasman, Ph.D. to Talented Legal Team

Myers Bigel Adds Lesley Pasman, Ph.D. to Talented Legal Team
New Hire Continues Long History of IP Law Firm Attracting Professionals with Strong Scientific, Tech Backgrounds

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel, the largest independent patent law firm in the Carolinas, has added Lesley Pasman, Ph.D. to its talented legal team as a technical specialist. The addition of Dr. Pasman is the latest in a long line of professionals at Myers Bigel with strong scientific and technology backgrounds to assist clients in the development of quality patents to protect their intellectual property (IP). “Our Biotechnology practice group prides itself not only on patent prep and prosecution, but also on counseling clients on important issues affecting their companies and innovative technologies,” Myers Bigel Co-Managing Partner Jim Cannon said.

Dr. Pasman, who has a diverse research background in areas including immunology, microbiology, virology and molecular and cell biology, joins a Biotechnology group whose members boast advanced degrees and professional experience in areas like chemical engineering, biochemistry, plant physiology, microbiology, small molecule pharmaceuticals, polymers, pharmacology, and organic chemistry, among others.

She received her Bachelor of Arts Double Major Degree in Linguistics and Molecular and Cell Biology with honors from the University of California, Berkeley and her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Immunobiology from Yale University. Her doctoral research focused on mammalian model organisms to study disease complications of bacterial and viral respiratory coinfections. Prior to joining Myers Bigel, Dr. Pasman conducted microbiome research as a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, focusing on the ability of human intestinal commensal bacteria to stimulate local and systemic immune responses.

Operating out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Myers Bigel represents corporate and university clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia. The firm provides expertise in all intellectual property areas, including trademark and copyrights, as well as patents.

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Myers Bigel is an intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with a stable continuity of counsel to produce quality patents that stand up to scrutiny. We are the largest independent patent law firm in the Carolinas, continually ranked among the top national firms by well-respected legal media and industry organizations. Our knowledgeable, vibrant team of attorneys with degreed technical experience successfully acquires, protects, enforces and defends patent assets and intellectual property in a variety of fields including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, mechanical and  trademark practice, as well as in litigation. Headquartered in Raleigh in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, with clients spanning the globe, we remain active in symposia, seminars, and continuing education efforts to further best practices in intellectual property protection and enforcement. For more information on our high quality work visit