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Jane M. Love, Ph.D. is a partner and Chair of the Life Sciences and the Intellectual Property Litigation practices at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Dr. Love is resident in the New York office.
Dr. Love is a first-chair litigator who handles high value patent litigation for pharma and biotech companies including global litigation coordination. She has extensive experience in Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA litigation. As a registered patent attorney, Jane is often lead counsel in concurrent Patent Office proceedings. Jane routinely offers strategic patent prosecution advice and patent diligence advice in connection with high value transactions.
Dr. Love has litigated patent issues in many jurisdictions around the country including Delaware, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, and others. Her cases have spanned a wide variety of technologies but of late focus on biologics, therapeutic nucleic acids, and small molecules. She has advised clients on antibodies, immunotherapies, genetics, vaccines, protein therapies, blood factors, medical devices, diagnostics, gene therapies, RNA therapies, bioinformatics and nanotechnology. She is a patent attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications.
Dr. Love is Chambers-rated for Intellectual Property, and has been named a “Life Sciences MVP” three times by Law360 (2017, 2019 and 2021). The National Law Journal named her a 2020 Health Care/Life Science Trailblazer in recognition for her work representing Novartis AG’s multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya in cases impacting patent owners and challengers across the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She and her team won “Hatch-Waxman Impact Case of the Year” in 2019 for a case related to patent term extensions and terminal disclaimers which Dr. Love won in Delaware District court and argued before the Federal Circuit. Dr. Love was recently recommended in the inaugural 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders USA, and Who’s Who Legal 2022 Life Sciences in Patent Litigation. She is consistently named an “IP Star” by Managing IP and is recognized as one of the “world’s leading patent professionals” by IAM Patent. Dr. Love was recognized as “Best in Patent” at the 2018 Euromoney Legal Media Group Women in Business Law Awards. In addition, in 2017, and 2020- 2022 she is named in Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, and Best of the Best United States Guide for Patents. Dr. Love has been named a “Life Sciences Star” for Intellectual Property by LMG Life Sciences and as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon. She was named one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” by Managing IP in its seven most recent lists and was named one of the IP attorneys in the “Top 50 Under 45” list by IP Law & Business in 2008.
Before joining Gibson Dunn, Dr. Love was the Co-Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Department of Wilmer Hale and associated with that firm in New York since 2001. For seven years before that, Dr. Love practiced in an IP boutique law firm in New York.
Dr. Love received her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. Before practicing law, Dr. Love was a Ph.D. graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia and was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Cornell University Weill Medical College in New York City in molecular biology, pharmacology and cell and developmental biology.
Dr. Love served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Service Corp from 1991 to 1997.
Fordham University - 1999 Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania - 1993 Doctor of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania - 1987 Bachelor of Arts
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