Alyson (Aly) Fuller, J.D., Ph.D.
Board of Directors
Aly Fuller, J.D., Ph.D., joined the Bend Biomedical Board of Directors in 2021. She is VP of Intellectual Property and Government Affairs at Prolacta Bioscience, where she is responsible for the cultivation, maintenance, defense, and enforcement of an extensive intellectual property portfolio. She also oversees Prolacta's advocacy and international government affairs teams, and plays key roles in Prolacta's research and development and business development teams.
Aly created and leads the Women’s Leadership Development Academy (WLDA) at Prolacta. This group provides professional development and mentorship and is designed to educate and empower the women of Prolacta and their communities.
Aly has over 12 years of experience as a patent agent/attorney working in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to joining Prolacta in 2017, she served as Prolacta's outside counsel for nearly nine years during her tenure at Cooley LLP. Aly’s practice at Cooley focused on a holistic approach to IP including not only the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent applications, but also due diligence, EPO oppositions, United States Patent and Trademark Office Reexamination proceedings, and the preparation of business-focused invalidity/non-infringement, freedom to operate, and patentability opinions. Aly is skilled at building strategic intellectual property assets and helping turn those assets into business opportunities including strategic partnerships, product acquisitions, and capital transactions.
In addition to her responsibilities at Prolacta, Aly also devotes significant time to the pro bono representation of LGBTQ individuals fleeing persecution in their home countries and seeking asylum in the US.
Aly graduated, cum laude, from Gannon University with a bachelor of science in biology, from Northwestern University with a doctor of philosophy degree in immunology, and cum laude from The Catholic University Columbus School of Law with a doctor of jurisprudence. She is admitted to practice in Washington state, Washington, DC, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.