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Gina Stewart is a registered patent agent who focuses her practice on patent prosecution and counseling in the chemistry and life sciences industries. She has experience in a wide range of technologies including synthetic chemistry, photochemistry, polymer science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, agriculture, and medical devices.

Gina has over 20 years of experience working as a scientist to protect and commercialize new technologies; she joined the firm in 2015 as a patent scientist. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an entrepreneur, as a director of various collaborative efforts to commercialize environmentally-friendly technologies at universities and university spin-out companies, and as a scientific advisor at another law firm.

Gina’s doctoral work with Marye Anne Fox explored the fundamentals of light harvesting systems for solar energy conversion. Gina conducted postdoctoral research with Joseph DeSimone on the synthesis of polymers in compressed carbon dioxide, an environmentally benign solvent.

Gina was honored in 2013 with the Women in Business Award by the Triad Business Journal. Gina is an experienced grant writer who has secured non-dilutive funding for the development of nascent technologies. She is a co-inventor on numerous patents, and thus understands the client experience during the patent prosecution process. Gina also served as an expert witness in post-grant proceedings prior to joining the firm.

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University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Organic Chemistry (1996)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Chemistry (1990) with honors

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2017)

Professional & Community Activities

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Participant in alumni activities

Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer

West Forsyth High School, Volunteer

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