SHARON E. CRANE, PH.D. is a Partner at Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. in Washington, DC.

Dr. Crane received an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1984, studied Neuroscience at University of Virginia from 1984-86, and then received a Ph.D. in 1990 in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She finished her JD at the George Washington University in December of 1994, and was admitted to the New Jersey and New York State Bars in 1995, and the District of Columbia Bar in 1997.

She is a registered Patent Attorney and a member of the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court bars. Dr. Crane works in all aspects of biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution, client counselling and opinions, post-grant proceedings and district court litigation.

She has written and lectured particularly on current issues in patent subject matter eligibility, and is presently the Chair of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical working group (CET5) of FICPI.

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