Partner Gabriela Coman counsels clients in the strategic development of complex patent assets in the areas of biotechnology, chemicals, and semiconductors.  She assists clients with prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, and intellectual property valuation and opinions on patentability, validity, and infringement issues.  Ms. Coman manages patent portfolios across a variety of enterprises including biomedical devices, surgical instruments and procedures, nanotechnology, chemical synthesis and purification, polymer chemistry, catalytic conversion, semiconductors, and pharmaceutical compositions and treatments.

Ms. Coman’s clients include universities and research institutions, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, custom catalyst developers and national providers of health care services, as well as small corporations and independent inventors.

Representative Experience

  • Drafted and prosecuted 500+ patent applications in the biological sciences, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor industries
  • Manages prosecution docket for Fortune 500 medical device company
  • Performs IP due diligence for corporate transactions, including acting as primary outside intellectual property due diligence counsel for Fortune 500 company investing in multi-million dollar IP asset deals
  • Litigates patent disputes before U.S. District Courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Manages all aspects of patent and trademark infringement litigation including motion practice, discovery and depositions for client, managing teams of attorneys and paralegals, developing and implementing litigation strategy, preparing and arguing substantive motions (written and oral), drafting appeal briefs filed in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Publications and Speeches

  • Panelist, “Outlook 2020 – The Key to the International Strategy of Biotechnology” Taipei, Taiwan (July 24-28, 2019)
  • Speaker, DotTrademark Roundtable, Beijing China (May 11, 2019)
  • Speaker, “China 2.0 – From Imitation to Innovation – Protecting IP Rights” – 2nd Antibody-based Therapeutics & BioProduction Forum, Shanghai, China (Aug. 29-31, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Taiwan Biologics Product Development and Manufacturing in 2020” – 6th Annual Biologics World Taiwan Conference, Taipei, Taiwan (Apr. 11-12, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Case Study: Identifying Targets Within Emerging Markets” – 3rd Annual Medical Device Business Development: Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Strategy Conference, Atlanta, GA (Jan. 30-31, 2017)
  • Speaker, “Five Things Medical Device Companies Should Know About Wearable Technology,” North Shore Technology Council and Northern Virginia Technology Council (Oct. 2016)
  • 3-D Bioprinting: 5 Things Medical Device Companies Should Know,” Law360 Intellectual Property (Feb. 18, 2016)
  • Navigating Patent Minefields in Emerging Asian Medtech Markets,” IP Frontline (Feb. 4, 2016)
  • Navigating Patent Minefields in Emerging Asian Medtech Markets,” InVivo: The Business & Medicine Report (Jan. 2016)
  • Procuring Personalized Medicine Patents in the U.S. vs. Europe,” Law360 Intellectual Property (July 20, 2015)
  • 5 Things Medical Device Companies Should Know About U.S. vs. International Patents,” Device Talk (blog) (Apr. 22, 2015)
  • Gary M. Hoffman& Gabriela Ina Coman, Patent Law: Business Method Patents, National Law Journal (Feb. 2001)
  • Thomas J. D’Amico & Gabriela Ina Coman, Eye on Washington monthly issue in the E-Commerce Law Report (1999-2001)
  • Gabriela I. Coman, European Union Policy on Asylum and Its Inherent Human Rights Violations, 64 Brooklyn Law Review 1217-1240 (1998)

Civic Involvement

  • Arts for the Aging, Treasurer and Board Member

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association


  • French
  • Romanian
  • Italian

News, Events & Insights


Yale School of Management, Global Executive Leadership Program

Brooklyn Law School J.D., Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Law Review

Baruch College of the City University of New York, B.A.

  • summa cum laude

Medical School of Craiova, Romania

Previous Experience

  • Rubin and Rudman LLP, Partner and Co-Chair, Intellectual Property
  • Blank Rome LLP, Counsel

Areas of Practice


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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