Tiffany B. Thomas, Ph.D.
Senior Associate

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309

Overview

Tiffany Thomas practiced as a patent agent for over 15 years before graduating with honors from law school in 2020. She focuses her practice on patent prosecution, counseling and management for companies, universities and institutions of all sizes in life sciences, biotechnology, medical technology, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.

Before joining the firm, Dr. Thomas was a patent agent with an Atlanta IP law firm. In addition to her law firm experience, Dr. Thomas worked in-house as a senior patent agent at Illumina, Inc. in San Diego, California, a global leader in developing and manufacturing life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale DNA and RNA protein analysis. This experience added to her depth of knowledge in competitive landscape analysis, due diligence, freedom-to-operate, opinion writing and patent portfolio counseling and management.

Dr. Thomas earned her Genetics and Molecular Biology doctorate in 2004 from Emory University with Dr. Paul Doetsch, Emory University School of Medicine’s Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research and Associate Director for Basic Research at the Winship Cancer Institute. Her doctoral thesis was titled, “Investigation of the interrelationships between the DNA repair and damage tolerance pathways in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”

While attending law school, Dr. Thomas was a California Western Law Review member.

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Education

California Western School of Law J.D. (2020) with honors

Emory University Ph.D. (2004) Genetics and Molecular Biology

University of Tennessee B.S. (1999) Biology and Biochemistry, summa cum laude

Admissions

California (2021)

Georgia (2024)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2004)

Professional & Community Activities

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Women in Bio, Southern California, Member

San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA), Member

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