Patricia Stepp, Ph.D.

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Patricia Stepp, Ph.D.

Director of Intellectual Property

Patricia joined Skysong Innovations in July of 2018 and serves as the Director of Intellectual Property for the Life Sciences team. Her role involves working closely with ASU faculty and staff and Skysong Innovations’ business development team with facilitating invention disclosures, evaluating technology, monitoring patent preparation and prosecution, and managing IP.

She is a registered patent agent with experience in patent preparation and prosecution and portfolio management in a wide range of areas including biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemical technology, polymeric food packaging, and polymeric medical packaging. Prior to joining the Skysong Innovations team, she worked as a patent agent at Sealed Air Corporation and Pepper Hamilton, LLP. Her research experience includes research at the University of Pittsburgh focusing on stem cells and biomarkers in orthopedics and at InDevR, a biotechnology start up from the University of Colorado – Boulder.

Patricia has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. She completed a post-doctoral position at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Czech Academy of Sciences focusing on viral transformation, transfection, and recombinant protein expression. Additionally, she has 11 technical publications in the areas of magnetizable drug delivery, medical devices, flow cytometry, and medical imaging.

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Januk Aggarwal, M.Sc.

Director of Intellectual Property

Don Avery

IP Paralegal

Jordan Bell, Ph.D.

Manager of Intellectual Property

Karintha (Kari) Buice

Executive Admin

Augustine V. Cheng, J.D.

CEO and Chief Legal Officer

Krysta Flores

Project Coordinator

Todd Glenn, J.D.

Senior Associate General Counsel

Jovan Heusser, M.B.A.

Director of Licensing and Business Development

Charlie Lewis

Vice President of Venture Development and Physical Sciences

Jessica Mandl

Director of Operations and IP Paralegal

Mason McCarty, J.D.

Assistant General Counsel

Sammy Mikhail

Compliance and Agreement Specialist

Lisa Nolan

Senior Accountant

Nicole Reilly

Vice President of Finance and Human Resources

Kyle N. Siegal, M.S., J.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel

Patricia Stepp, Ph.D.

Director of Intellectual Property

Joynita Sur

Senior Licensing and Business Development Associate

CJ Washington

IP Assistant

Shen Yan, J.D.

Director of Intellectual Property

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