The legal staff at Clark+Elbing consists of a nucleus of attorneys with advanced scientific degrees supported by a team of patent agents and technology specialists, each of whom holds a PhD in a scientific discipline.
We have unparalleled expertise in the biological and biochemical sciences, with professionals holding doctorates in such fields as chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and pharmacology.
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PhD Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA with honors Biology, Grinnell College
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Thomas Takara joined Clark+Elbing in 2011. His work involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the fields of molecular biology and biochemistry.
Thomas' research employed a variety of biochemical and molecular biological techniques to study the regulation of DNA replication in eukaryotes. As a doctoral student, he studied the function of the replication initiation protein Cdt1 during the helicase-loading process. He has co-authored a review article in Cell and research articles in The EMBO Journal, Genes & Development, and Inorganica Chimica Acta.
Select Awards & Honors
Teresa Keng Graduate Teaching Prize, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Trustee Honor Scholarship, Grinnell College