David Pauling presently holds the position of IP counsel for Sutro Biopharma, Inc., an early-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on cell-free expression of protein pharmaceuticals. At Sutro, David is responsible for all aspects of the company's IP portfolio, including patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate, IP-related agreements, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Prior to joining Sutro in 2011, David practiced with Pennie and Edmonds LLP and Jones Day, focusing primarily on patent preparation and prosecution, opinion work, IP due diligence, and strategic client counseling for life science companies. David's educational achievements include a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law (magna cum laude) in 2002 and a M.A. (Molecular Biology) from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1999.