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Lara Northrop Queen
Director and Vice President
Webb Law | Lara Northrop Queen
Webb Law | Lara Northrop Queen


Lara Northrop Queen is an Intellectual Property attorney with extensive experience in patent procurement, due diligence evaluations, and patent portfolio management.  Lara provides client counseling on all stages of intellectual property development and protection through patent landscape and clearance evaluations, intellectual property due diligence, and strategic patent prosecution.  She counsels clients on validity and infringement of patents, licensing, agreement and opinion matters, and enforcement of intellectual property.

Lara has extensive experience in medical device, consumer products, and physics-based technologies, including infusion and implant technologies, anesthesia and surgical tools, injection products, imaging systems, specimen collection and management products, diagnostic tools, disposal solutions, therapeutic and rehabilitation systems, and patient safety programs. She regularly evaluates competitor technologies and patent portfolios and advises clients on potential risks and opportunities.Lara works closely with clients to develop effective patent strategies that protect client innovations and enable commercialization.


Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 2002
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002 J.D.

Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1999 B.A.
Major: Physics

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association Legal Task Force

Recent Publications: 

“U.S. Patent Provisional Rights: Impacts of Recent Change,” The Intellectual Property Strategist.

“Effective Use of Provisional Patent Applications,” Intellectual Property Supplement to The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly.

Recent Presentations

“Trademark Protection Do’s and Don’ts,” Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association Super Show, International Business Intelligence Series, Orlando, Florida.

“Joint Inventorship and Joint Ownership of Patents,” Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association Sports and Technology Convergence, La Jolla, California.