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Jeffrey W. Childers, Ph.D.



Jeff provides strategic counseling to clients regarding their patents. With a scientific background and Ph.D. in Chemistry, he is experienced in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and molecular diagnostic arts; material sciences; medical device field; and other related areas.

Jeff pairs a creative approach with strong attention to detail in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications. In addition to his prosecution work, he prepares patentability, freedom-to-operate, and infringement/non-infringement opinions; provides guidance and counseling on the intellectual property aspects of licensing and business transactions; and provides strategic patent portfolio management advice. 

Jeff previously served as in-house patent counsel for the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer Office.


Jeff’s notable experience includes:

  • Managing several patent license portfolios for a major research university and coordinating patent prosecution with licensees while protecting the client’s interest
  • Procuring worldwide patent protection for a start-up pharmaceutical company
  • Procuring patent protection for an industry leading consumer products company

Honors & Recognitions

  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina, 2014-2017

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
    • Co-chair, Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting and Continuing Legal Education Symposium, 2015-2016



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