Tim Rutkowski is a registered patent agent focusing on patent prosecution in the life sciences and biotech industries. His practice includes prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, drafting patent applications, and performing due diligence investigations and freedom-to-operate analyses. Tim has a wide range of technical experience in patent law that includes: antibodies, vaccines, biochemistry, small molecule chemistry, CRISPR-Cas9/gene editing, cancer genetics, and polypeptide purification.
Prior to commencing a career in patent law, Tim interned at Emory University's Office of Technology Transfer, where he was involved in patentability and marketing analyses. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University, he gained extensive knowledge in the fields of CRISPR (gene editing), neuropsychiatric disorders, and animal models. His Ph.D. thesis work focused on the genetic manipulation of a cellular signaling pathway involved in bone development. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, Tim worked as a patent agent at an intellectual property law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tim is the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including a stipend from the Stanley Foundation to attend the Cold Spring Harbor sponsored course: Workshop on Schizophrenia and Related Disorders. He has also presented his work at multiple scientific research conferences and has published his work in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals.
- University of Rochester (Ph.D. in Genetics 2015; Master's in Genetics 2011); Roberts Wesleyan College (B.S. in Biochemistry 2008)
- Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Not licensed to practice by the State Bar of Georgia.