Dr. Fox is an associate in the firm's Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Patent Prosecution Group. His practice is focused on patent prosecution, both in the United States and abroad, and patent counseling, including freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses.
Dr. Fox has experience with a wide range of technologies, with particular emphasis in the areas of stem cells, genetically modified organisms, therapeutic antibodies, diagnostic methods and devices, and biological sample processing and storage. He brings to his prosecution and counseling practice both patent litigation experience and extensive experience with patent inventorship disputes.
Dr. Fox earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2005. While attending law school, he received several awards, including a Best Moot Court Brief Award in Writing and Oral Advocacy, and was a member of the team that won the 2004 Saul Lefkowitz National Moot Court Competition. Dr. Fox received his Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001, and his B.S. in biology from the California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Fox is admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the California bar, and the U.S. Federal Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California.
- Stem cells, including adipose-derived, cardiac, pancreatic, liver, and neural stem cells, therapeutic uses for stem cells, and methods of culturing and differentiating stem cells.
- Genetically-modified organisms, including plants, animals, and mammalian cells.
- Protein and nucleic acid pharmaceuticals, including therapeutic antibodies.
- Diagnostic methods, including methods for biomolecule detection and pharmacogenomics, and devices for performing such methods.
- Biological sample processing and storage, including devices, solutions and methods useful for such processing and storage.
- Nutraceuticals, including extracts derived from soy beans, pomegranate, and olive oil.
- Novel mushroom strains.
- Protein purification.