Linda Lewis is an intellectual property attorney who understands both the science and the business of the chemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. She give valuable legal advice and counsel and help with business law.
Linda started her career as a chemist for Monsanto in 1974, working in Texas as a process chemist in manufacturing. She developed expertise in the catalysis area, and was part of a team developing new catalyst systems to manufacture cumene and acrylonitrile. She was also involved in reactor design and developed skills in chemical engineering.
While working there, Linda earned her master’s degree in chemistry and began studying intellectual property law at night school. Monsanto brought her into the patent department where she was trained as a patent attorney in the polymer chemistry area.
After graduating from law school, she transferred to St. Louis, Missouri, to work at the Monsanto world headquarters in 1986, where she added biochemistry to her skills. Her patent work there included peptide synthesis and fermentation technology.
In 1991, Linda went into private practice, eventually working for Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale as an intellectual property attorney. Her clients included pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies and a fertilizer company. She worked with numerous small business owners to patent mechanical devices, including an award-winning mechanical hand.
Linda Lewis partnered with Dennis Donahue to form CreatiVenture Law in St. Louis as an intellectual property boutique firm dedicated to entrepreneurs in 2011. There, Linda has served a wide spectrum entrepreneurs and inventors. She recently spoke for one of her clients on a national news broadcast highlighting their mutual work to bring a tamper-resistant formulation of pseudoephedrine to the national market.
· J.D. –Western New England College, School of Law - 1984
· M.S. Chemistry. – University of Houston - 1977
· B.A.Chemistry – University of Texas - 1974
· Missouri, 1986.
· Massachusetts, 1985
· United States Patent & Trademark Office, 1985
· Consumer Products
· Electro-Mechanical Devices
· Games (Board, Card, Electronic)
· Life Sciences
· Mechanical Devices
· Processes (All Fields)
· Missouri Bar Associations, member
· Massachusetts Bar Association, member
· Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, member