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Mary Anne Schofield, Ph.D.

Mary Anne Schofield, Ph.D.

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Dr. Mary Anne Schofield is a counsel in the Intellectual Property Group in Crowell & Moring's Washington DC office. She received her doctorate with nobel laureate Harold Varmus at the University of California, San Francisco where her research focused on mammalian cell transformation by Rous sarcoma virus phosphonkinase, pp60v-src. As counsel, she focuses her practice on counseling not-for-profit, academic and industry clients in transactional matters, patent portfolio management, evaluation of intellectual property for clearance and right to use and patent prosecution. Mary Anne also negotiates public-private collaboration agreements between multiple parties for disease-related scientific research and public dissemination of research results. She prepares opinions on infringement, validity patentability and freedom to operate. She drafts and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications relating to, among other things, medical processes; diagnostic and therapeutic methods; diagnostic and therapeutic compositions and reagent kits; novel nucleic acid molecules, protein products and methods for their production and use, transgenic animals and plants.

Prior to practicing law, Mary Anne was a postdoctoral fellow at the Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA (1988-1991) investigating mutant bacterial strains with altered rates of gene rearrangements.

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