Cara B. Dawson

Cara B. Dawson

Associate | Biotechnology
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  • BS, Biochemistry, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD, Intellectual Property Concentration, Suffolk University Law School, cum laude

Key Technologies

  • Antibodies
  • Antibody-drug Conjugates
  • Nucleic Acid Sequencing
  • Nucleic Acid-based Therapeutics
  • Regenerative Medicine

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston


Cara Dawson focuses her practice on US and foreign patent prosecution and counseling in the biotechnology space. Her experience includes working with clients spanning a variety of technologies including cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, polymers, materials science, and chemical engineering. Particularly, Cara has extensive knowledge in the areas of antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, nucleic acid sequencing, nucleic acid-based therapeutics, and stem cell therapies. Cara also has substantial experience conducting freedom-to-operate, landscape, and patentability searches.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Cara was a patent agent at a law office in Washington, DC. While there, she prosecuted US and foreign patent applications in the areas of chemistry and chemical engineering.


  • Boston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Women in Bio
  • American Bar Association


  • Stanley W. Sokoloff Intellectual Property Award, Suffolk University Law School
  • Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Distinguished Brief Award in Legal Practice Skills, Suffolk University Law School
  • International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi


Cara’s interests include spinning, playing tennis, and running the occasional half marathon or marathon. In her free time, Cara enjoys traveling, with her favorite destination being the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. She also enjoys sports and has a particular interest in NFL football.