Expertise DescriptionI have more than 30 years experience in the field of Chemistry with expertise in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution and Drafting. I have an extremely broad grasp of chemical knowledge: subject matter expertise includes carbohydrates, peptides, amino acids, proteins, peptide mimics, nucleotides, heterocyclic chemistry, catalysis, organic synthesis, chemical purifications, chemical analysis techniques, solid phase organic synthesis, polymer synthesis, chemical nomenclature and medicinal chemistry. I have also provided patent drafting, response drafting, document editing, literature search and science/ IP advising services to small pharmaceutical companies, chemistry-related businesses, and small biotech firms. I have over 25 years of expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes drug cases and other chemistry-related legal proceedings. I have been involved in over 30 drug-related court cases. My experience includes data analysis and chemical evaluation of evidence obtained in drug cases; prepared reports and drafted declarations for court cases involving a number of different chemical questions of importance.
My consulting experience includes serving as an on-site medicinal chemist for clients who need drug intermediates, enzyme inhibitors, chelating agents, etc., synthesized and analyzed at their own laboratory. I also provide patent drafting, response drafting, document editing, literature search and science/IP advising services to small pharmaceutical companies, chemistry-related businesses, and small biotech firms.
My professional experience includes President and Founding Consultant for a chemistry consulting firm, with prior experience as a Patent Examiner, Intellectual Property Consultant, Principal Information Analyst, Manager of Intellectual Property, Senior Research Chemist, President and Consultant at a chemistry consulting firm, Research Scientist, and Staff Scientist.
I have over twenty years of experience synthesizing and purifying organic chemicals, pharmaceutical intermediates and related compounds like dyes; in addition, I am a patent agent and have worked at the USPTO as a patent examiner.
|Ph.D.||Organic Chemistry||University of California||Davis|
|B.S.||Chemistry||University of California||Berkeley|
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