Sharon E. Crane, Ph.D.
Dr. Crane is a partner specializing in intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. Dr. Crane is experienced in, and counsels clients in all phases of patent law, particularly in the biotechnology area. Her graduate training was in the Neuroscience Training Program at the University of Virginia and in the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics and focused on the study of retroviruses. Dr. Crane has substantial experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the biotechnology and chemical arts, and devotes a substantial percentage of her time to patent interference practice. She also has experience in patent litigation in the federal courts, and patent appeals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Dr. Crane has also participated in and managed patent interference appeals in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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