Dr. Sharon E. Crane

Country/Region of practice
United States
About me
Sharon E. Crane, Ph.D. is the Chair of FICPI’s working group on Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals (CET5).  She is a partner at the firm of Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC in Washington DC, and is active in patent post-grant procedures, patent interferences, prosecution and litigation.
Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

JD from George Washington School of Law.

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Roles in FICPI

  • CET 5 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals

    CET Group 5 is dedicated to following, reporting and providing substantive comments and opinions on emerging issues relating to the patenting and regulatory affairs in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical fields. 

    In addition, CET 5 is closely following developments related to genetic resources and developing requirements for notice on their country of origin.  Prominent issues CET 5 addresses regarding patenting in these technological fields include subject matter eligibility, and in particular, the patentability of chemical/biological inventions developed using machines, computer implementation and/or artificial intelligence.  CET 5 supports FICPI in its mission to be an international leader promoting patent protection in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts.

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