Jamie Graham focuses her practice on intellectual property issues involving biological and chemical technologies. Ms. Graham conducts domestic and foreign biological and chemical patent prosecution, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, diagnostics, isolation and purification methodology, immunology and pharmaceuticals. She renders patentability, patent validity and freedom-to-operate opinions; performs intellectual property due diligence; and provides advice to clients regarding various aspects of intellectual property, including inventorship determinations, licensing, transactions, pre-litigation and litigation strategies. Ms. Graham has provided intellectual property advice and services to universities, large corporations, small start-up companies and government entities and has been awarded federal and state contracts for patent legal services.

Ms. Graham has been a registered U.S. Patent Attorney since 1986. Prior to joining the firm, she served as in-house patent counsel for a pharmaceutical company. She has conducted enzyme isolation and characterization research at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and cardiac and allergy drug dispositon/metabolism research at Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd. Ms. Graham also performed graduate research in neuroimmunology and virology (HIV research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). She has been an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law at Emory University.

Ms. Graham was listed in The Best Lawyers of America® for Biotechnology and Intellectual Property in 2018 and each of the 19 years immediately preceding. She was also named a 2012 and 2013 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Biotechnology Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Ms. Graham was listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for Life Sciences in 2015, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for Patents in 2013, and The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers in 2011. She was recognized in 2017 and the eight years immediately preceding as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Graham has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 “Legal Elite” for Intellectual Property Law. She was honored by the Georgia Chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America at its 2012 Celebration of Hope Gala. Ms. Graham is a recipient of the prestigious 2015 Georgia Bio Community Award for her significant contributions to Georgia's life sciences industry. Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology honored Ms. Graham in 2017 with the Intellectual Property (IP) Community Service Award for her outstanding contributions to the community. She is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

Women In BIO - Atlanta Chapter, Immediate Past-President

CDC Foundation, National Advocacy Council

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2015 Class of Fellows, Member

Childspring International, Board of Trustees

GA BIO, Board of Directors

Georgia BioEd Institute, Board of Advisors, Immediate Past-Chair

American Chemical Society, member for 30+ years

Atlanta-Based Women In Technology (WIT), Past-President


  • Emory University, M.S., Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis (1995)
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1985)
  • Wellesley College, B.A., Molecular Biology (1979)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1985)
  • Not licensed in District of Columbia – practices solely before the USPTO


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1986)

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.745.2473
f +1 404.541.3222
Suite 900, 607 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005-2018

Jamie L. Graham

Experience Highlights

Patent prosecution and counseling for University of Connecticut
Represents the University of Connecticut under government contract and prosecutes patent applications for biological and chemical technologies such more
Patent prosecution and counseling for National Institutes of Health
Represents the National Institutes of Health under government contract and conducts patentability analysis and prosecutes patent applications for more
Expert witness in litigation for pharmaceutical company
Expert witness for global veterinary medicine corporation in litigation involving an animal vaccine. more
Patent counseling for Qiagen
Provides patent counseling for Qiagen, a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and more