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Partner at Lee & Hayes, PC
C Rachal Winger works in the Seattle office of Lee & Hayes and is the lead of the chemical and life sciences practice group. She advises clients on a variety of IP matters in the area of life sciences including therapeutics and vaccines (cancer, auto-immune disease, chronic pain, wound healing, obesity, and viral and bacterial infection); diagnostics and risk detection (cancer, obstetrical complications, microbiome perturbations, and in-field assays); delivery systems (formulations, carriers, and nanoparticles); methods of detecting targets for therapeutic intervention; and health-related technologies (dietary supplements, and exercise devices and programs).
Ms Winger is well versed in working with clients on creating and commercialising their IP portfolios while performing competitive analyses and assessing competitor’s intellectual property. She has worked with a wide range of clients, from start-ups and emerging growth companies to universities, multinationals, and private equity and venture capital investors. She performs domestic and international patent prosecution and portfolio management, patentability and freedom-to-operate assessments, due diligence, and litigation evaluation and support.
Prior to joining Lee & Hayes, Ms Winger was a partner at an international law firm. Before her law degree, she earned her PhD in behavioural neuroscience. Her dissertation focused on the effects of immune activation on brain function and included developing and treating an animal model of AIDS-related dementia.