M.S., Genetics, The George Washington University
B.A., Medical Sociology, The George Washington University
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Ms. Markowicz is a registered patent agent in the Biotechnology/Chemical Practice Group. She has over 27 years of experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, including reissue and reexamination, as well as contributing to patentability, validity, freedom to operate, and infringement opinions. She is also experienced in PTAB appeals and inter partes review proceedings. Ms. Markowicz's intellectual property experience has involved the technical areas of human genetics (including gene therapy and diagnostics), pharmaceuticals, molecular biology, immunology, nutriceuticals, and medical devices.
Ms. Markowicz’s graduate school research was in the field of immunogenetics and the application of the human leukocyte antigen complex for parentage testing. Following the M.S. degree, Ms. Markowicz was a staff molecular biologist in private industry where she performed DNA fingerprinting analysis for forensic investigations and testified as an expert witness in eight states.
Tonelli LA, Markowicz KR, Anderson MB, Green DJ, Herrin GL, Cotton RW, Dykes DD, Garner DD, "Use of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fingerprints for identity determination: comparison with traditional paternity testing methods--Part I," J Forensic Sci.; 35(6):1265-1269 (1990).
Markowicz KR, Tonelli LA, Anderson MB, Green DJ, Herrin GL, Cotton RW, Gottschall JL, Garner DD, "Use of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fingerprints for identity determination: comparison with traditional paternity testing methods--Part II," J Forensic Sci.;35(6):1270-1276 (1990).
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