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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JAN N. TITTEL, PHD / Senior Patent Attorney

JD, Suffolk University Law School
PhD Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA Biology, University of Virginia

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted to the bar in Massachusetts

Jan Tittel joined Clark+Elbing in 2000 and became an associate in 2006. His work involves patent prosecution in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and immunology. Jan works with clients to protect innovations related to therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, and viral infections; drug screening and discovery; molecular diagnostics; plant disease resistance; transgenic animals and plants; and human gene therapy. He also assists in the preparation of patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions as well as in the prosecution of trademark applications.

Jan's doctoral research employed genetic, cellular and molecular biology, and confocal microscopy methods to study the regulation of programmed cell death. He is a co-author of a research article in Molecular Cell and a review article published in Genome Biology.