Executive Director
Chevy Chase Maryland UNITED STATES
Kristin Neuman is Executive Director for Biotechnology Licensing at MPEG LA, the world’s leader in patent pool management. MPEG LA broke new ground in 2010 with the launch of Librassay® - a joint patent licensing platform for molecular diagnostics – which provided a business solution to patent access concerns prior to the Supreme Court decisions in Mayo and Myriad. Currently, Kristin leads MPEG LA’s CRISPR patent pool initiative, and manages an MPEG LA/university collaboration to develop and license a therapeutic oligonucleotide portfolio. Prior to joining MPEG LA, Kristin spent 20 years in the private practice of law, predominantly with Proskauer Rose and Fish & Neave, where she focused on IP litigation, patent prosecution, due diligence, and business transactions in biotech, pharma, and medical devices. Kristin received a B.A. in Biochemistry from The University of Colorado, Phi Beta Kappa. She received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and clerked for the late Honorable Roger B. Andewelt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.