Carla L. Gannon received her BS in Microbiology, minor in Chemistry from California State University at Long Beach. Upon graduation she worked as a microbiology research associate with an antimicrobial pharmaceutical research and development company, where she tested the efficacy of combinatorial chemistry compounds.

She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Golden Gate University of Law, where her studies focused on Intellectual Property Law. During law school she worked as a clerk on several high-stakes pharmaceutical patent litigation cases.

As a licensed attorney, Carla practices Intellectual Property Law exclusively, with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Carla is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, California, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Donna L. Braam received her BS in Paralegal Studies from University of Maryland University College, and her BS in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Frostburg State University. She has decades of paralegal experience, including years in-house with an intellectual property law group at a biotech company in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She joined Carla Gannon Law in 2013.