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.
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
Admitted in California and the USPTO. Not admitted to practice in Georgia, practicing exclusively before the USPTO.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2004)
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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