Chantal Francis Edde, Ph.D. focuses her practice on intellectual property (IP) matters in biotechnology, gene and cellular therapy, immunology, virology, and genomics, among other highly technical life sciences fields. Chantal’s experience includes preparing and prosecuting US and foreign patent applications and performing due diligence, patentability, and freedom to operate analyses.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Chantal was a patent agent at a large national law firm in Philadelphia. She also practiced patent law at another mid-size full-service law firm in Philadelphia.
Prior to becoming a patent agent, Chantal was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, where she expanded her scientific knowledge by using genomic technologies to investigate single-cell RNA variability. Her doctoral studies focused on the evolution of molecular function in mammalian neurons. Chantal has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles in the fields of neuroscience, molecular biology, computational biology, and population genetics.
Chantal is fluent in French and Arabic.
University of Pennsylvania, 2011, Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Bordeaux, 2000, D.E.S.S. (Specialized Graduate Diploma), Biotechnology of Fungi, with Honors
Blaise Pascal University, 1999, M.A., Cellular Biology, Physiology and Microbiology, with Honors
Blaise Pascal University, 1998, B.S., Cellular Biology and Physiology, with Honors
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
Member, Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA)