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  1. Life Sciences: 50%
    16 years
  2. Licensing: 25%
    16 years
  3. M & A: 15%
    16 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    16 years

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Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC, 27607


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America: Biotechnology LawBest Lawyers in America2013
The World’s Leading Patent PractitionersIAM Patent 1000 (Intellectual Asset Management)2012
Best Lawyers in America: Biotechnology LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Life Sciences StarsLMG2012
Rising Star, Business/CorporateNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in America: Biotechnology LawBest Lawyers in America2011
The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing LawyersIAM Licensing 250 (Intellectual Asset Management)2011
Rising Star, Business/CorporateNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in America: Biotechnology LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in America: Biotechnology LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP2000 - Present
Technology Development AssociateThe Scripps Research Institute1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Licensing Executives SocietyRTP Chapter Co-Chair1996 - Present
Association of University Technology ManagersN/A1995 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
TechJournal SouthLicensing Pitfalls: Looking Past Rights and Royalties When Acquiring Technology2008
Kauffman Foundation's eVenturing.orgPatents and Licensing University Technologies2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - San DiegoBiologyMS - Master of Science1997
Duke University School of LawBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Joint LES/ASAP RTP Chapters SeminarWhat Happens After Closing: Lessons Learned from Managing Bio-Pharmaceutical Alliances2011
Biotech 2011Negotiating and Managing Strategic Alliances2011
North Carolina Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Annual MeetingNavigating Rough Waters in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Partnerships2010
NC BioStart Commercialization Webinar SeriesLicensing University Technology2010
North Carolina Bar Association Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections Joint Annual MeetingIntroduction to Joint Ventures2009
SBIR/STTP Seminar: Funding for Innovation in North CarolinaExploiting Intellectual Property: Licensing and Strategic Partnerships2007
Duke Start-Up ChallengeExploiting Intellectual Property: Licensing and Strategic Partnerships2006
SBIR R&D ConferenceProtecting and Profiting from your Government-Funded IP2005
North Carolina State University Technology IncubatorStrategic Partnerships: Leveraging the Resources of Others to Advance Your Technology and Business2005
University of North Carolina School of Law: The Art of Advising Emerging Growth CompaniesLicensing University-Based Technology2004
Association of University Technology Managers Eastern Regional MeetingLicensing 201: Advanced Concepts2004