Heather Callahan

Of Counsel, Registered US Patent Attorney
Denver, CO, EIP US LLP

Heather’s career in IP spans more than 20 years during which she has held senior positions in biotech and pharmaceutical companies and in the IP department of one of the largest owners of U.S patents.

Heather specializes in patent prosecution, freedom to operate, opinion work, and life cycle strategies for biotech inventions, and has expertise in drafting and negotiation of IP agreements.

In addition to making her expertise available to specific EIP clients, Heather continues her association with Divetank Strategies, LLC to provide patent prosecution and business advice to early-stage biotech and medtech companies in Colorado, while managing the regenerative medicine and ophthalmology IP portfolios and out-licensing efforts for the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus as an Entrepreneur in Residence for CU Innovations and the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine.

Education and qualifications

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney, 1998

  • 2015 — 2016
    Executive MBA, University of Denver
  • 1998 — 2002
    J.D. , University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1989 — 1992
    Post Doctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • 1985 — 1989
    Ph.D. Biochemistry, Medical University of South Carolina
  • 1981 — 1985
    B.A. Biology, Tufts University

Career history

  • 2018 — present
    Of Counsel, EIP
  • 2017 — present
    Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • 2013 — 2017
    Director of Patent Development, Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • 2012 — present
    Founder and Consultant, Divetank Strategies, LLC
  • 2012 — 2016
    In-House Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Taiga Biotechnologies, Inc
  • 2005 — 2011
    Head of Patent Development, Intellectual Ventures
  • 2001 — 2005
    Associate Counsel, Research & Development, Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals
  • 1999 — 2000
    Patent Agent, Genset Corp.
  • 1997 — 1999
    Law Clerk, Lyon & Lyon
  • 1992 — 1997
    Principle Investigator, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research