Caroline Hamilton

Caroline Hamilton

Patent Agent / Senior Paralegal - U.S. & International

Caroline Hamilton, M.A. received a bachelor’s degree in Biology cum laude from Agnes Scott College in 2000 and a master’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003. Prior to joining Parker Highlander in 2013, Caroline worked in house for Idera Pharmaceuticals for 5 years in Cambridge, MA. At Idera, Caroline managed the prosecution for a portion of the company portfolio dealing with RNA agonists for Toll-like Receptors 7 and 8. Caroline also assisted Idera with patentability searches and competitive intelligence. Caroline became a registered Patent Agent in 2006 and has a paralegal certificate from Northeastern University in Boston.


Prior to joining Parker Highlander, Caroline worked in-house for Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Cambridge, MA for 5+ years. Idera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a novel approach to the potential treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. At Idera, Caroline managed a portion of the company patent portfolio that dealt with Idera’s agonists of Toll-like receptors 7 and 8.


  • Mitchell, C.H., and Diggle, P.K., “The evolution of unisexual flowers: morphological and functional convergence results from diverse developmental transitions,” Am. J. Bot., 92(7):1068-76, 2005.

Educational Background

  • 2003 – M.A., Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2000 – B.A., Biology, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
  • 2008 – Paralegal Certificate, Northeastern University, Boston, MA