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Ava E. Lutz is an intellectual property attorney with a focus on the life sciences sector. Ava assists clients with counseling and opinions relating to life sciences IP, procurement of those rights both domestically and internationally, and enforcement and related challenges of those rights in various forums, including Federal District Court and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP as an associate, Ava E. Lutz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Martin C. Carlson, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. During law school Ava was a summer associate at Panitch Schwarze and worked as a law clerk during her 3L year.

Ava graduated summa cum laude from Widener University Commonwealth Law School where she was the Editor in Chief of the Widener Commonwealth Law Review. As a law student she had the privilege of completing two internships in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, one with District Judge Jennifer P. Wilson and the other with Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson. Additionally, Ava was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and served as a teaching assistant for first year contracts classes.

Ava is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ava’s interest in the field of science began when she attended Pennsylvania State University, earning a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology. Ava serves as Secretary on the Board of Governors for the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA).

Outside of work, Ava enjoys hiking, attending concerts, and playing and watching sports.

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