Lance Termes


I am focused on providing my clients with timely and efficient advice and solutions to protect ‎their valuable innovations.‎

How I represent clients at Schwabe

My time as an in-house patent counsel has given ‎me a good perspective on client service and ‎communication. I provide full-service counseling ‎and comprehensive management for clients’ large ‎patent portfolios in the fields of immunology, ‎oncology, molecular biology, and pharmaceutical ‎formulation.‎

I have a range of pharmaceutical law experience, such as working ‎on cases involving monoclonal and bispecific antibodies and fusion ‎proteins. My experience also includes biopharmaceutical drug ‎product formulations, genetically engineered cells, and medical ‎devices.‎

Prior to joining Schwabe, I spent ten years in the San Francisco Bay ‎Area at Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP and Alston & Bird ‎LLP, representing large pharmaceutical and local biotechnology ‎companies.‎


  • University of Arizona, Juris Doctor degree ‎(1999), Master of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology (2005)‎, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (1994)‎


  • California State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Outside Interests

Lance enjoys the outdoors, including hiking, camping and backpacking.

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