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Mee (Mae) Hoe-Castleberry is Of Counsel to the Life Science Practice Group at Pearl Cohen's New York office. Mee’s practice focuses on patent matters, including drafting patent applications, patent prosecution, patent counseling and portfolio management in the biotechnology space. Her technical background includes cellular biology and protein transport, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology and consumer medical products.

Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, Mee was a private consultant and an associate in the San Francisco office of Cooley, LLP. Before attending law school in the United Kingdom, she was a scientific advisor at Kenyon & Kenyon (now Andrews Kurth Kenyon). Mee co-founded Mojave Therapeutics with Professor James E. Rothman (2013 Nobel Laureate in Medicine) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. At Mojave, she was Associate Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Assessment and Senior Scientist. She was a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Rothman and with Professor Graham Warren at Cancer Research UK (formerly Imperial Cancer Research Fund) in London. Mee holds eleven patents world-wide.


  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law, New York, NY. LL.M. (Intellectual Property), 2007

Queen Mary University of London School of Law. LL.B., 2005

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Ph.D. (Biomedical Science), 1990

Illinois State University, Normal, IL. M.S. (Microbiology), 1985

Illinois State University, Normal, IL. B.S. (Biology, minor in Chemistry, Honors), 1983




Waxman-Hatch Litigation: From the Perspective of the Generic Pharmaceutical Industry, Chapter 6: 149. Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook (2nd Ed) ABA Section of IP Law (Editor-in-Chief) Barry Grossman and Gary Hoffman. Steven J. Lee, Richard L. DeLucia, Jeffrey M. Butler, G. Michael Bryner, Shweta Udeshi, Mee H. Hoe, Daren P. Nicholson

An integral membrane component of COP-coated transport vesicles defines a new family of proteins involved in budding. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 92:8011-8015. Stamnes, M. A., M. W. Craighead, M. H. Hoe, N. Lampen, S. Geromanos, P. Tempst and J. E. Rothman.

Kin Recognition: A model for the retention of Golgi enzymes. FEBS Lett. 330:1-4. Nilsson, T., P. Slusarewicz, M. H. Hoe and G. Warren.

Overlapping distribution of two glycosyltransferases in the Golgi apparatus of HeLa cells. J. Cell Biol. 120:5-13. Nilsson, T., M. Pypaert, M. H. Hoe, P. Slusarewicz, E. G. Berger and G. Warren.

Kin-recognition between medial Golgi enzymes in HeLa cells. EMBO J. 13:562-574. Nilsson, T., M. H. Hoe, P. Slusarewicz, C. Rabouille, R. Watson, F. Hunte, G. Watzele, E. G. Berger and G. Warren.

Recycling of resident Golgi enzymes, N-acetylglucosaminyl transferase. J. Biol. Chem. 270:25057-25063. Hoe, M. H., P. Slusarewicz, R. Watson, T. Misteli and G. Warren.

Sedimentation field flow fractionation and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for characterization of streptococci cell wall particles. J. Chromatography. 387:428-433. Gilbart J., A. Wells, M. H. Hoe and A. Fox.

Loss of one asparagines-linked oligosaccharide from human transferring receptors results in specific cleavage and association with the endoplasmic reticulum. J. Biol. Chem. 267:4916-4923. Hoe, M. H. and R. C. Hunt.

Glycosurgery in search of saccharide function. Trends in Glysoscience and Glycotechnology. 5:1-15. Hunt, R. C. and M. H. Hoe

Role of oligosaccharides in the processing and function of human transferrin receptors. J. Biol. Chem. 268:7435-7441. Yang, B., M. H. Hoe, P. Black and R. C. Hunt.

Outer membrane proteins induced upon iron deprivation of Paracoccus denitrificans. Biochemica et Biophysics Acta. 813:338-342. Hoe, M. H., B. J. Wilkinson and M. S. Hindahl.