For the past 15 years Dr. Legleiter has developed a broad and diverse range of experience in patent and trademark preparation, prosecution and opinion work in both the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and with respect to foreign patent and trademark offices. Dr. Legleiter has significant patent legal experience in the chemical, life science and mechanical arts, including biochemistry, immunology, therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, genetics, agricultural biotechnology, food science, surface chemistry, imaging technologies, analytical methodologies, medical apparatuses, agricultural equipment, analytical devices, nanotechnology, LED applications, and mechanical devices and equipment for aircraft, construction equipment and automobiles. His experience further includes patent and trademark opinion work, due diligence studies, and client counseling in the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios.
Dr. Legleiter earned his B.S. degree in Animal Science, cum laude, at the University of Missouri, M.S. in Animal Science at the University of Missouri, Ph.D. in Nutrition Biochemistry at North Carolina State University, and J.D. summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University. Dr. Legleiter worked as a Research Assistant while at the University of Missouri and at North Carolina State University. He has authored numerous scientific publications in a variety of peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications and the Journal of Animal Science. He has a breadth of research experience ranging from applied animal science to basic molecular biology with extensive research experience in nutritional biochemistry, amino acid absorption and metabolism, trace mineral nutrition, and prion protein biology.
Dr. Legleiter is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association and the Association of University Technology Managers. Dr. Legleiter is also a member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) and recently served as the chair of the Research Triangle Park chapter of LES.