Lawrence P. Casson, Ph.D., has experience in a range of intellectual property areas, including patent portfolio analysis, patent validity and infringement opinions, and patent drafting and prosecution, with particular emphasis on biotechnology. His experience includes interference practice and aspects of pharmaceutical litigation. His work has involved immunology, gene and protein expression, stem cells, cell-based screens for modulators of biologically active proteins, therapeutics for cancer, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders, plant molecular biology, and analysis and standardization of dietary supplements.
Dr. Casson received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Molecular Biology in 1996 where he carried out research in antibody structure function and somatic hypermutation and selection. He has also investigated genetics and sex-specific gene regulation in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Dr. Casson has published papers in Journal of Immunology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Journal of Bacteriology.