Portrait of


  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.S. Molecular Biology and Genetics


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Shannon Lentz, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2897
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Shannon M. Lentz is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Her practice includes all aspects of patent law, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications; providing infringement and validity opinions; counseling in litigation and post-grant proceedings; and participating in inter partes review proceedings.

Shannon has experience with a wide range of biomedical and chemical technologies, including cell and molecular biology, genetics, organic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, polymer chemistry, medical devices, biologics, coatings, adhesives, nanomaterials, research tools, and drug delivery technologies.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Shannon worked in the Functional Genomics group of the Biological Defense Research Directorate of the Naval Medical Research Center.

Shannon graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in molecular biology and genetics. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Representative Cases

  • Represented LifeNet Health in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Virginia. Obtained a jury award for LifeNet Health of $34 million, a verdict that was ranked by the National Law Journal as one of the "Top 100 Verdicts of 2014," and the largest jury verdict in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 2014.
  • Represented university system in patent license dispute over cancer treatment in which the plaintiff pharmaceutical company sought damages exceeding $200 million. Obtained summary adjudication in favor of client.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Highlights, News & Knowledge

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