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Sharon M. Sintich, Ph.D.

Sharon M. Sintich, Ph.D.

Marshall, Gerstein &Borun LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Clients seeking to obtain and protect world-wide patent rights for all types of biotech innovation can benefit from the education and experience of Sharon M. Sintich, Ph.D. On their behalf, she combines expertise in all aspects of patent prosecution with technical insight gained from her graduate research in tumor cell biology. She also counsels clients in portfolio management, and provides opinions on patent validity, patent enforceability and freedom to operate issues. Whether a non-profit, startup or large company, they rely on Dr. Sintich’s committed and methodical approach to protecting their innovations in biotechnology while adding value for their businesses.

Representative Experience

  • Conducted due diligence and freedom to operate analyses for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that resulted in obtaining licensing and partnership opportunities. Exemplary subject matter of analyses include components within chimeric proteins, vaccine components, antibodies and peptides.
  • Successfully obtained patent protection for core aspects of an agribusiness start-up company’s platform technology, helping to open funding and partnership opportunities for the company. In addition, we provided IP due diligence, consultations on IP aspects of collaboration agreements and managed their IP global strategy in order to foster these partnerships and to generate new business collaborations.
  • Successfully obtained patent protection for key components of a biologic vaccine on behalf of a non-profit innovator, which helped the innovator obtain funding for further development of the vaccine.
  • Successfully obtained patents for Fortune 500 companies, large and small biotech companies, and universities.

Dr. Sintich has ably helped clients obtain and maintain patent rights in such areas of biotechnology as:

  • Gene therapy
  • Antibodies and Immunotherapeutics
  • Diagnostics
  • Proteomics
  • Vaccines
  • Biological intervention of disease states (including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and AIDS)
  • Screening methods for modulators of biological activity
  • Genetically modified plants
  • Methods of typing tissues intended for transplant
  • Methods of generating bioengineered tissues
Sharon M. Sintich, Ph.D. is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Advanced Claim Drafting Issues for Biotechnology Patent Applications - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Advanced Claim Drafting Issues for Biotechnology Patent Applications - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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