Janine Susan has over two decades of experience as an intellectual property lawyer skilled in devising and implementing global intellectual property strategies for life sciences companies.

She is experienced at preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in the biotech, life sciences and chemical fields, including synthetic molecules (small molecules) and biologics (large molecules). Drawing on her knowledge and experience in the biology, chemistry and biochemistry fields, Janine evaluates patent portfolios and performs freedom-to-operate assessments, provides counseling and creative solutions for patent prosecution strategies, and regularly authors noninfringement and invalidity opinions.

Janine serves as a business partner for clients providing IP legal advice and risk assessment for companies evaluating collaboration, divestiture, and merger and acquisition opportunities. She has also been recognized for formulating innovative IP procedures and setting the standard for best practices.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Janine was a partner at a Boston-based law firm.


  • Boston College Law School  (J.D., 2001)
    • BC Law online IP Journal (Associate Editor/Writer, 2000-2001)
    • Presidential Scholarship
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook  (Ph.D., 1997)
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Exemplary Teaching Award
    • Graduate Student Association, Delegate (1993-1995)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania  (B.S., with honors, 1986)
    • Chemistry
    • Biology Minor
    • Laboratory Assistant – Microbiology


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Venture Forum, Program Committee (2009-2014)
  • Boston Patent Law Association (2000-present)
  • Boston Bar Association (2002-present)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Irish Cultural Center of New England (2008-present)


  • Women Worth Watching in STEM, Profiles in Diversity Journal (March 2017)
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