Marina A. Sigareva, Ph.D.



Marina is an independent contractor with Volpe Koenig. Her practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, specializing in the areas of biotechnology, molecular biology and pharmaceuticals.

Marina represents start-up companies in the field of pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Her clients are involved in developing new generations of diagnostic and therapeutic drugs and nanomolecules for delivery of these and other drugs and therapeutic agents. Marina counsels clients regarding prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications.

She is the co-author of numerous scientific publications and co-invented subject matter of several patent applications.

Previous Work and Industry Experience

Marina has extensive experience working as a research scientist in the biotechnology field. Marina completed her postdoctoral training at Cornell University focusing her research on developing new techniques for modifying plants and continued her studies on improvement of plant crops during her many years of employment at the biotech companies such as Monsanto and Syngenta. Marina’s duties also included scouting for new projects and evaluating the patent landscape for new methods of genetic modification of plants, which eventually led her to a career as an intellectual property attorney.

Life Beyond Law

Marina enjoys jogging, gardening and spending time with her family.


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Marina has extensive experience in:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Biologics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardia Ablation
  • Drug Delivery Devices and Systems
  • Fabrication, Milling, Processing
  • Food and Beverage Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Devices and Endoscopes
  • Pharmaceuticals

Professional/Civic Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association


Suffolk University School of Law, J.D.

Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, Ph.D., Genetics

Kiev State University, Ukraine, M.S., Genetics and Molecular Biology


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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