Lisamarie A. Collins

Senior Counsel


Dr. Lisamarie Collins helps biotechnology and other life sciences companies build strong patent portfolios that stand up to competitor threats and maximize business value.

Lisamarie’s counsel extends to all aspects of patent procurement and portfolio management, including noninfringement, freedom-to-operate and validity opinions; due diligence; and licensing. The companies she works with develop innovations related to immunology, molecular and cell biology, cell-based therapeutics, therapeutic compositions, methods of treatment, diagnostics, probiotics, agricultural biotechnology, and plant technology. She is a member of the Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice, as well as the Health Care & Life Sciences and Innovative Technology Sectors.

Lisamarie joined Foley as a summer associate and later a law clerk. Previously, she worked as a law clerk with the Wisconsin State Department of Corrections. Prior to her legal career, she conducted research and taught in the areas of physiological and biological sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University.


  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013)
    • Editor-in-chief, Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review
  • Medical College of Wisconsin (Ph.D., 2010)
    • Major: Physiology
  • Marquette University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2005)
    • Major: Biomechanical sciences and French
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu, and Pi Delta Phi honor societies

Awards and Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers® in America Ones to Watch – Intellectual Property Law (2021-2024); Technology Law (2021-2024)


  • Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Intellectual Property Section

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-author, “LDT Proposals: Concerns about the FDA’s proposal LDT regulations on test providers and patients,” Advanced Healthcare Network for Laboratory (March 14, 2016)
  • Co-author, “Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) – An emerging area of FDA regulation,” Advance Healthcare Network for Laboratory (December 28, 2015)
  • Author, “Dueling Records: Are Statements in Your 510(k) Putting Your Patents at Risk?” BNA Bloomberg 210 (October 30, 2015)
  • Author, “Copyrightable Works in the Undergraduate Student Context: An Examination of the Issues,” Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, 285 (2013)
  • Co-author, “Integrated approach for the comprehensive characterization of lipoproteins from human plasma using FPLC and nano-HPLC-tandem mass spectrometry,” Physiol Genomics, 40: 208-215 (2010)
  • Co-author, “Quantitative comparison of lipoprotein fractions derived from human plasma and serum by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry,” Proteome Science, 8:42 (2010) 


  • Wisconsin
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office