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Margaret M. Dunbar, M.S.

Margaret M. Dunbar, M.S.

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Senior Director, Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs
La Jolla, CA, USA

Margaret Dunbar, Senior Director of IP and Legal Affairs, Corporate Secretary for Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. She's been at the Institute since April 2005 & manages its patent portfolio & sets policy & strategy for the IP program. She manages outside counsel, in-house patent filings, IP compliance & government reporting & drafting IP transactional agreements and provides freedom to operate analyses. Her past experience includes global IP consulting for Monsanto and being a named partner in an IP boutique firm; with Hewlett-Packard & Micron as major clients. While at a national law firm Ms. Dunbar represented start-up biotech/pharmaceutical companies, and large biotechnology and agricultural companies. She was part of a team that represented a client in a $3.4 billion pharma acquisition in 2004. Margaret is a frequent speaker for IP licensing and technology transfer groups and meetings. 

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • Idaho
  • Missouri
  • Registered Patent Attorney, USPTO.



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