Kristen Riemenschneider's practice focuses on the broad range of legal issues facing biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Her experience includes negotiating agreements for the research, development, and commercialization of intellectual property and technology, including license and collaboration arrangements, clinical trial agreements, materials transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements, and manufacturing and supply arrangements; counseling with respect to the Bayh-Dole Act and the scope of protection afforded federal contractors under 28 U.S.C. s 1498; and negotiating intellectual property-centric agreements with the US government, including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), grants, Technology Investment Agreements (TIAs), and Other Transactions Authority agreements (OTAs). Ms. Riemenschneider is a registered patent attorney.


  • Omada Health in a long-term strategic collaboration with Abbott Diabetes Care to integrate Abbott's continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology with Omada's professional coaching and digital care platform, aiming to create a new paradigm for people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Aduro Biotech in the negotiation of a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement with Eli Lilly & Company for Aduro's cGAS-STING Pathway Inhibitor program for the research and development of novel immunotherapies for autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases.
  • AstraZeneca in the negotiation of an exclusive research collaboration and licensing agreement to co-develop five engineered oncolytic vaccinia virus candidates with Transgene, a French biotech company.
  • Novartis, in the negotiation of license and supply agreements with Spark Therapeutics for ex-US development and commercialization of Luxturna, the first approved gene therapy for an inherited disease. The transaction reflected a deal value of $170 million in achievable milestones as well as royalties.
  • Novartis, in the negotiation of an investment with Blackstone for the formation of Anthos Therapeutics, and the related license of MAAA868, an anti-coagulant, to Anthos.
  • Novartis, in the negotiation of a supply agreement for the EU production of Kymriah, the first CAR-T cell therapy approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Insmed Incorporated, in the negotiation of a license and collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca regarding an early-stage respiratory drug. The transaction reflected a deal value of $150 million in achievable milestones and double-digit royalties.
  • Idera Pharmaceuticals, in the negotiation of a license and collaboration agreement with GSK regarding the modulation of gene targets. The transaction reflected a deal value of 100 million.
  • Churchill Pharmaceuticals in the negotiation of a license of YONSA, a novel formulation of abiraterone acetate, to Sun Pharmaceuticals, and the negotiation of related manufacturing and supply arrangements.
  • OPKO Health, in a license and development agreement with Pfizer for a long-acting human growth hormone (hGH-CTP) for adults and children. The deal terms included a $295 million upfront payment, an additional $270 million in milestones, and royalties and a profit share.
  • Omada Health, in the negotiation of various commercial arrangements pertaining to Omada's mHealth applications.
  • Aduro BioTech in the negotiation of various commercial arrangements pertaining to ongoing clinical trials.
  • Bruin Biometrics in the negotiation various commercial arrangements pertaining to ongoing clinical trials.


Patent Co-ownership
Licensing Executive Society Life Sciences Working Group (Spring Meeting)
Life Science Transactions: Getting to a Successful Deal
Arnold & Porter Seminar, Cambridge, MA
Amendments to Bayh-Dole Act Regulations Tweak Rights to Inventions Made Using Federal Assistance
Life Sciences Transactions Boot Camp
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Morristown, NJ
4 Cases That Could Affect Gov't Contracts For Tech
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Appellate Law360, Government Contracts Law360, Intellectual Property Law360, Technology Law360


The National Law Journal
DC Rising Star (2019)
The Legal 500 US
Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution (2019)
Leadership Center for Excellence
"40 Under 40" Honoree (2018)


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law
  • BSEE, Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, The Honorable Francis Allegra
  • Member, Programs Committee, Women in Technology (WIT)

  • Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Committee, ABA Public Contract Law Section

  • Member, ABA Science & Technology Law Section

  • Member, ABA Intellectual Property Law Section

  • Member, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

  • Extensive pro bono work, including representing individuals in civil disputes and in seeking public assistance, and representing organizations in corporate formation, obtaining tax-exempt status, and various commercial transactions

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