Paul J. Focke is a Ph.D. patent agent with more than six years of law firm experience drafting and prosecuting patents in a wide range of scientific and engineering fields, as well as conducting freedom-to-operate (FTO) analyses and providing written opinions. During this time, Paul has developed a keen understanding of how to protect valuable business assets.
Prior to joining the firm, Paul worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), where he developed strategies for the engineering and study of clinically important drug targets, including integral membrane protein transporters and ion channels.
Paul completed his Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU, where he developed methodology for studying conformational dynamics of integral membrane protein transporters, following completion of his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, focusing on molecular biological study and research pursuits.
During his graduate career, Paul received four different grants, including a National Institutes of Health pre-doctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) and an American Heart Association postdoctoral award. He has 10 peer-reviewed published articles and numerous published research abstracts. Paul’s Ph.D. education and postdoctoral research experience make him a premier consultant on the patentability of new scientific inventions, providing valuable insight to our healthcare and life sciences clients innovating with new techniques and products.
Paul received his patent agent certification in September 2020.