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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Ross A. Keenholtz, PH.D. / Technology Specialist

PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago
BA Integrated Science and Chemistry, Northwestern University

Ross Keenholtz joined Clark+Elbing in 2016. His work involves patent prosecution, primarily in the fields of biochemistry and biotechnology.

Rossís doctoral research focused on elucidating the mechanism of serine recombinases, enzymes that mediate the horizontal transfer of bacterial virulence genes. By using a combination of structural and biochemical approaches, he identified the molecular basis for catalytic activation and discovered a novel mode of arginine-mediated phosphoryl transfer. He has authored original publications in Structure, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Nucleic Acids Research.

Select Awards & Honors
Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Training Grant recipient
Departmental Honors, Integrated Science Program