Aly C. Fuller, JD, PhD
VP, Intellectual Property
Dr. Fuller has over a decade of experience as a patent agent/attorney working in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to joining Prolacta in August 2017, Dr. Fuller served as outside counsel for the company for nearly 9 years during her tenure at Cooley LLP.
Dr. Fuller's practice at Cooley focused on a holistic approach to IP including not only the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent applications, but also due diligence, EPO oppositions, USPTO Reexamination proceedings and the preparation of business-focused invalidity/non-infringement, freedom to operate and patentability opinions. Dr. Fuller is quite skilled at building strategic IP assets and helping turn those assets into business opportunities including strategic partnerships, product acquisitions and capital transactions.
At Prolacta, Dr. Fuller is responsible for the cultivation, maintenance, defense and enforcement of the company’s extensive intellectual property portfolio. She also plays key roles in the company’s research and development and business development teams.
In addition to her responsibilities at Prolacta, Dr. Fuller also devotes significant time toward the pro bono representation of LGBTQ individuals fleeing persecution in their home countries and seeking asylum in the US.
Dr. Fuller graduated, cum laude, from Gannon University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, from Northwestern University with a Ph.D. in Immunology and cum laude from The Catholic University Columbus School of law with a JD. She is admitted to practice in Washington State, Washington, DC and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.