The legal staff at Clark+Elbing consists of a nucleus of attorneys with advanced scientific degrees supported by a team of patent agents and technology specialists, each of whom holds a PhD in a scientific discipline.

We have unparalleled expertise in the biological and biochemical sciences, with professionals holding doctorates in such fields as chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and pharmacology.

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BENJAMIN D. ATKINS, PHD / Technology Specialist

PhD Cell and Developmental Biology, Harvard University
BS magna cum laude Biology, College of William and Mary

Benjamin Atkins joined Clark+Elbing in 2014. His work involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the fields of biotechnology.

Benjamin’s research investigated the coordination between cell polarity and cell division in eukaryotes. His doctoral studies focused on the cell cycle regulation of the Rho GTPase Cdc42 as well as the function of Cdc42 during cytokinesis. His research employed cellular and molecular biology techniques, microscopy, biochemistry, and genetics. He has co-authored original research and review articles in the Journal of Cell Biology and Current Biology.

Select Awards & Honors
Cancer Biology Training Grant, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Member, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society