Sheila R. Gibson

Sheila R. Gibson

Partner 619.810.4335


Sheila R. Gibson focuses her practice in intellectual property transactions, with an emphasis on intellectual property portfolio strategy and management, including domestic and international patent protection in the biotechnology, medical device, mechanical, environmental, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and related industries. Her practice also includes counseling and opinion-work related to patentability, right-to-practice and product launch, investor due diligence, and licensing.

Sheila’s technical emphasis is in biotechnology (microbiology and molecular genetics, immunology, cellular biology, molecular biology, and pharmaceuticals); medical devices and procedures (diagnostics, sensors and instrumentation); and environmental technology (clean and alternative energies).

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2015-present
  • Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 2013-15; Of Counsel, 2010-12; Associate, 2008-10
  • Associate, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, 2007-08
  • Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, 2002-07; Summer Associate, 2000-01



University of Southern California School of Law, J.D., 2002

Honors & Activities: USC Law Scholarship; Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief; 2001 Federal Circuit Bar Association Writing Competition, Second Place


University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, 1996

Honors & Activities: National Science Foundation Scholar; UCLA Latina Alumni Scholar

Bar Admissions

State of California


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office