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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PhD Chemistry, Boston University
BA, Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Andrew Germain joined Clark+Elbing in 2013. His work involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the field of chemistry.

Andrew's research focused on the synthesis of biologically relevant small molecules. In his doctoral studies, Andrew developed new synthetic methodologies for the synthesis of complex natural products. As a medicinal chemistry fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Andrew focused on the design and synthesis of small molecules to identify chemical probes to study the functions of genes, cells and biochemical pathways in the areas of oncology, infectious disease, and neuroscience. He has co-authored publications in several journals, including Angewandte Chemie, Journal of Organic Chemistry, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, and Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry Letters.