Christopher P. Perkins, Ph.D.
Christopher P. Perkins, Ph.D. earned his B.A. in Biology at Swarthmore College and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Genetics and Development at Columbia University. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Law School. Dr. Perkins worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Amgen, Inc. in the field of cancer molecular biology prior to attending law school. He is admitted to the State Bars of North Carolina and California, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Dr. Perkins has experience in preparing and prosecuting trademark applications and patent applications in the area of biotechnology inventions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has authored scientific publications that have appeared in the journals Genes and Development; the Journal of Biological Chemistry; and Genetics; and has presented seminars on using animal models to study gene function at numerous forums, including the University of Southern California Medical School; Amgen, Inc.; and the Department of Biology and Center for Cancer Research at MIT. He has also presented seminars on patent law and biotechnology at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the law schools of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and for the Carolina Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Association (CPTCLA). He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), CPTCLA, the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and the Licensing Executives Society (LES).