Joanna Brougher

Owner & Principal at BioPhama Law Group, PLLC

Joanna is a patent attorney who focuses her practice on all aspects of services related to patents in the life sciences. Joanna has experience counseling clients on the Hatch-Waxman Act and is monitoring developments involving biosimilars under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. Joanna is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology.

She regularly speaks or lectures on intellectual property-related topics and is a frequent author of articles related to patent law and healthcare. In 2013, Joanna published a book called Intellectual Property and Health Technologies: Balancing Innovation and the Public’s Health which examines the relationship between patents and public health in the context of medical technologies. Joanna received her J.D. degree from Boston College Law School, and is admitted to the Massachusetts and New York State Bars as well as the USPTO.


Title: The Current State of the BPCIA and the Anti-Patent Climate

  • Overview of the BPCIA Patent Dance and recent court decisions
  • Review of inter partes review (IPR) procedures and anti-patent climate
  • Examine challenges to biosimilar market entry, including, constitutional challenges, sovereign immunity, anti-trust issues, and current legislations