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Robert D. Ward, Ph.D.

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Rob is an associate in the firm's Business Group.  His practice includes patent and trademark preparation and prosecution; non-infringement opinions; due diligence; and intellectual property licensing.

Technical areas of Rob’s practice include biotechnology (such as biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, bacteriology), plant genetics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and herbicides, screening and diagnostic assays, drug delivery devices, and treatment methods.

In addition to his law degree, Rob holds a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology.  Prior to entering patent law, Rob acquired over ten years of laboratory experience in molecular biology, developmental biology, and endocrinology in graduate-level research and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine.

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Education

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013; Articles Editor, Houston Law Review; Order of the Coif

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, 2005-2010

University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 2005

University of Pittsburgh, B.S. in Microbiology, magna cum laude, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2014

    Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities and Honors

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)