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Gonzalo Merino, Ph.D.

Gonzalo Merino, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Associate General Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Gonzalo Merino, Ph.D. joined the Office of the General Counsel in April 2005 as Assistant General Counsel. As a member of the OGC’s patent and licensing group, he manages patent prosecution in the life sciences. He comes to Columbia with specialized experience in patent law, previously working as an Patent Associate at the law firm Bryan Cave from 2000 to 2005.

Mr. Merino has earned a number of degrees in law and the life sciences, including four degrees from Columbia. He received his B.S. in Biology from Carnegie Mellon in 1990. He went on to do graduate work in the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies at Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where he received an M.A. in 1992, an M.Ph. in 1993, and a Ph.D in 1997. Following his Ph.D., he attended law school at Columbia where he received his J.D. in 2000. He is admitted to practice law in New York State and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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