Candace M. Polster focuses her practice on complex patent litigation, due diligence, and counseling clients with IP issues. Prior to law school, she worked as a pharmaceutical chemist in research and development for ten years at Eli Lilly where she gained experience with molecular synthesis, drug formulation development, medical device design, and FDA regulatory filings. Her technical background encompasses small molecules and large molecules including peptides and antibodies. She is knowledgeable about chemical analytical techniques and characterization tests, particularly chromatography.
Her skill set also includes responding to FDA Form 483 inspections and maintaining FDA regulatory compliance. She has experience with drafting FDA New Drug Applications (“NDAs”) and Biologics License Applications (“BLAs”). In addition to pharmaceutical experience, Candace also has oil and gas industry exposure from her prior work with fractionation and distillation. Additionally, she worked in the agricultural industry by performing experiments with gene expression in new crop lines. During law school, Candace gained patent prosecution and litigation experience from a combination of law firm and in-house counsel work.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2019, J.D.
Purdue University, 2007, B.S., Chemistry
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)