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Arianne E. Rodriguez

Arianne E. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor

To further client goals, Arianne serves as a scientific communicator when the law and biology intersect.

Arianne is a biologist and chemist who has researched, taught, published, spoke, collaborated with startups, and provided outreach and professional development in her field. Working closely with legal teams, she serves as a translator and analytical problem solver, primarily in the patent litigation sector. Arianne has experience in preparing Paragraph IV filings for generic versions of branded drugs, as well as research and analysis experience when PIV filings are challenged. Her research often leads to a victory or settlement, resulting in getting generic drugs to market faster and saving litigation costs for clients.

If a patent challenge results in litigation, Arianne assists in discovery, works with expert witnesses in testimony preparation and attends court proceedings, conferring with our litigation attorneys to offer further insight and inform their questioning and arguments.

Arianne also researches and advises on patent litigation and prosecution cases involving polymers, medical devices and animal drugs.

Attorneys and clients appreciate Arianne’s ability to proactively bridge gaps when the law intersects with issues of biology and biochemistry.

She assists across a wide range of phases and matters, including:

  • Due diligence
  • Discovery
  • Patent infringement
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Commercial litigation
  • Hatch-Waxman Act
  • Generic drug/abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) litigation
  • Section 337 and the International Trade Commission (ITC)
  • Research misconduct

Curious, detail-oriented, and able to make technical concepts easily understood, Arianne enjoys working on matters such as bringing a cost-effective generic drug to market or protecting a client’s intellectual property.




  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
    • Biological Sciences, Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences
    • Management Certificate Program for Scientists and Engineers, Kellogg School of Management
    • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention
    • Ford Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences
  • B.S., Saint Mary's College
    • magna cum laude
    • Biology major; Chemistry minor

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Health Law Association
  • Chicago Women in IP (CHIWIP), Professional Development Committee, July 2019-July 2020
  • Chicago Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative, Board Member, Executive Board Member, Interim Vice-Chair, 2018-2020
  • Chicago Women In Bio, Communications Chair, 2020-2021

I value being in community with my colleagues who share my identities.

  • While working on her Ph.D., she collaborated with 10 researchers between academia and biotech startup to determine that serine is required for pro-inflammatory responses.
  • Tested numerous novel and patented compounds in collaboration with biotech startup.
  • Experience in immunology, metabolism, cell culture and animal models.
News Releases | October 15, 2021
Husch Blackwell Scores Victory for Sigmapharm in Hatch-Waxman Litigation

Husch Blackwell successfully defended Sigmapharm Laboratories, LLC in connection with its application for approval of a generic version of the antidepressant vortioxetine.

Outside the Office

Arianne rock climbs in gyms all around Chicago, but a favorite climbing destination is Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. She also enjoys powerlifting and recently entered her first competition.

Community Leadership
  • True Value Boys and Girls Club, Volunteer Mentor for Science Club, 2016-2017
  • Feminists United, Saint Mary’s College, Founder and President, 2011-2012