Dr.Erica Pascal is the founder of Ingensity IP, which specializes in providing IP strategy for life sciences companies including biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, food & nutrition, agriculture and digital health. Prior to the creation of Ingensity™ IP, she was a partner at a major global law firm.
Dr.Pascal began her career in science studying the control of gene expression of mammals, plants and viruses. She received her B.S. degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley where she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Tjian. Dr. Pascal did her post-doctoral work at the University of Illinois and then worked for 8 years in research and management in the biotech industry.
Following these 15+ years in science, Dr. Pascal transitioned to patent law, completed her J.D. degree and then clerked for the district court in the Southern District of California. Dr. Pascal is registered to practice as a patent attorney with the USPTO. She is admitted to practice in California and admitted to the Southern and Central Districts of California, as well as the Federal Circuit.
Dr.Pascal is a frequent author of articles and posts about the life sciences industry and the intersection of business, science and IP strategy. You can find her blog at www.ingensity.com/blog. Her interest in the start-up world grew out of her work in the biotech industry, including entering and winning the Duke Startup Challenge in 2001. She enjoys working with entrepreneurs and seeing their ideas blossom into real-world applications and products.
For more information, you can visit her website at www.ingensity.com.