Katherine M. Falkenhagen

Katherine M. Falkenhagen, Ph.D.

Patent Agent


Katherine M. Falkenhagen, Ph.D., prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in biotechnology, biochemistry and life sciences. She has extensive research experience in various scientific fields, including molecular biology, endocrinology, neurobiology, physiology and proteomics.

Katherine also has expertise in the evaluation of patentability and commercial market potential for biotechnology, biochemical and life sciences inventions, as well as assisting with negotiations and contract drafting of biotechnology licenses.

Professional History

  • Patent Agent, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2015-present
  • Patent Agent, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 2012-15
  • Office of Technology Development Intern, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 2011-12
  • Graduate Student Research, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Peptide Biology Laboratory of Dr. Wylie Vale, 2007-12
  • Research Assistant II, Oregon Health & Science University, Casey Eye Institute, Laboratory of Dr. James Rosenbaum, 2003-06



University of California San Diego, Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, 2012

Honors & Activities: Endocrine Society Annual Conference Travel Award, Recipient; Chapman Scholar, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Academic Technology Transfer and Commercialization Student Literature Review Prize. Finalist; Association of University Technology Transfer Managers


Willamette University, B.A., with honors, Biology and Chemistry, 2003

Honors & Activities: Willamette Honors Scholarship; Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students, Member; National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Member; Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Member; Arthur A. Wilson Research Scholarship, Recipient; Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, Recipient