Weigang (Robert) Lu is a patent agent with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is based in the firm’s Boston office and is a member of the Chemical, Biotech & Pharmaceutical Practice.
With extensive researching experiences in organic chemistry, pharmaceutical science and additional focuses in microbiome and immunology, Robert focuses his practice on drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patents in the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to joining Foley, Robert held education and training positions at several leading universities. In his role as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Immunology, Harvard Medical School, he investigated microbiome-related molecules to improve cancer immunotherapy and participated in the “Healthcare Innovation & Commercialization” workshop, which addresses various aspects of the commercialization process including intellectual property, market sizing and FDA regulation. As a graduate research assistant at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Robert contributed to a host of projects in carbohydrate chemistry and glycoscience. He was also a visiting graduate student at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied enzyme-mediated synthesis of heparin-based therapeutics.