Sarah works with clients to identify, protect and leverage their intellectual property rights, assisting companies of all sizes in obtaining patent protection and building their patent portfolios. Sarah has extensive experience across a broad range of electrical and materials engineering technologies and works with clients in a wide variety of, industries, including telecommunications, optics, software development, solar cell systems, microwave and RF devices, systems and antennas, nuclear magnetic resonance devices, and semiconductor materials, devices and manufacturing.
Sarah has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a range of technologies, and has been involved in due diligence and freedom to operate investigations. Some representative matters include:
Education and Prior Experience
Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements
News & Events
April 3, 2013
Sarah M. Gates and Nicole A. Palmer presented at an SBIR/STTR training session offered by the Venture Development Center at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA.
February 7, 2013
"AIA Update: Preparing for the Transition to First-Inventor-to-File," John N. Anastasi, Sarah M. Gates and Nicole A. Palmer, L&A IP Law Advisory.
January 24, 2012
September 20, 2011
"Provisions of the America Invents Act of 2011 that go into Immediate Effect," John N. Anastasi, Sarah M. Gates, Nicole A. Palmer and Craig R. Smith, L&A IP Law Advisory.
September 12, 2011
"U.S. Patent Reform: America Invents Act Makes Major Changes to Patent Law," John N. Anastasi, Sarah M. Gates, Nicole A. Palmer and Craig R. Smith, L&A IP Law Advisory.
April 6, 2011
"U.S. Patent Office Implements Optional "Fast Track" Patent Examination," Nicole A. Palmer and Sarah M. Gates, L&A IP Law Advisory.
March 8, 2011
"Senate Passes America Invents Act," Nicole A. Palmer and Sarah M. Gates, L&A IP Law Advisory.
February 10, 2011
Sarah M. Gates was a panelist at "Alternative Careers for Scientists and Engineers," an event sponsored by WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology), Cambridge, MA.
November 24, 2010
April 9, 2010
January 8, 2010
"CAFC Upholds Fairness for Applicants in Wyeth Decision," Gary Engelson, Sarah Gates, Allyson Hatton, and Thomas McNulty, L&A IP Law Advisory.
April 1, 2008
"Court Says 'No Deal' to PTO Rule Changes," Gary S. Engelson and Sarah M. Gates, LL&A IP Law Advisory.