David Ladner, PhD

Patent Agent

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David W. Ladner is a contract Patent Agent with Wood IP, with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, with experience in patent preparation, processing and portfolio management in the Pharmaceutical industry. He has helped companies secure and maintain key intellectual property, covering blockbuster drugs and emerging technologies. As a respected R&D scientist and manager at both large and startup life science companies, he serves as a bridge between inventors and patent law. In addition, he has facilitated licensing and due diligence activities aimed at increasing a company’s value and finding suitable business partnerships.

David’s practice specialties include patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, and due diligence. David’s technical background includes, for example, organic synthesis and processes, pharmaceuticals, especially CNS, inflammation, oncology, antivirals, metabolic diseases; diagnostics, especially molecular based testing; crop chemicals, especially herbicidal agents; and formulations in such areas as inflammatory bowel disease.


    The University Georgia
    Ph.D., Synthetic Organic Chemistry

    University of Washington
    Post Doc, Synthetic Organic Chemistry

    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    MBA, Pharmaceutical Management

    Penn State University
    B.S., Chemistry

    • United States Patent and Trademark Office