Todd is known for his extensive experience handling patent prosecution matters relating to the life sciences and biotechnology industries. He is particularly focused on securing high-quality patent protection and is valued for his clear communication and cost-effective counsel regarding innovation and business direction.
Having earned a doctorate in molecular biology at Princeton University, Todd has an in-depth understanding of patent prosecution and preparation in many technology areas, including pharmaceuticals, biologics, and molecular and medical diagnostics. Other areas include:
- Bio-therapeutic compositions and methods of use (cancer, Alzheimer's, cardiovascular diseases etc.)
- Molecular and medical diagnostics and surgical devices/instruments
- Food and dairy manufacture and composition
- Treatment and prevention of fouling in industrial water systems, including microbiological contamination and growth, mineral scale, and generation of biofilms
- Manufacture and use of new thermoplastic polycarbonate resins
- Measurement of metabolic rates of cellular populations in industrial processes
- Membrane separation techniques and methods for monitoring and controlling biofouling in membrane systems
- Exopolymeric substances and their impact on membrane separation systems
- Methods of recovering hydrocarbons and use of polymer-containing fracturing fluids
After receiving his Ph.D. in 2000, Todd worked for several years as a patent scientist and as a registered U.S. Patent Agent. His graduate studies were supported in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a genetics training grant from the National Institutes of Health.