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Jonathan B. Fitzgerald

Jonathan B. Fitzgerald

Associate| Phoenix

J.B. Fitzgerald focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology law. He has experience in drafting and prosecuting patents in the chemical and life sciences fields. He has also counseled clients on matters related to patent procurement and freedom-to-operate. Prior to practicing law, J.B. worked in the biomedical research field in which he investigated the molecular mechanisms that drive female fertility and retina function.

J.B. is not currently licensed to practice in Arizona and is licensed only in California and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2016)
    • CALI Awards: Patent Practice, Higher Education and the Law
  • University of Kansas Medical Center (Ph.D., Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 2013)
    • Dissertation: "Novel Direct Targets and Functional Roles for MicroRNA-21 in Granulosa Cells and Human Uterine Leiomyomas"
  • Emory University/Candler School of Theology (M.T.S., 2005)
  • Southern Nazarene University (B.S./B.A., Biology/Chemistry and English, magna cum laude, 2003)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • "Non-coding RNA in ovarian development and function," Book Chapter Co-Author, Non-coding and the Reproductive System (2016)
  • "Roles of microRNA-21 and programmed cell death 4 in the pathogenesis of human uterine leiomyomas," Co-Author, Fertility and Sterility, 98:726-34 (2012)
  • "Molecular Pathogenesis of Achromatopsia in the Cone Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Channel CNGA3 Subunit," Book Chapter Co-Author, Adv Exp Med Biol., 64:245-53 (2010)
  • "The disease-causing mutations in the carboxyl terminus of the cone-cyclic nucleotide-gated channel CNGA3 subunit alter the local secondary structure and interfere with the channel active conformational change," Co-Author, Biochemistry, 49(8):1628-39 (2010)
  • "Ocular delivery of compacted DNA-nanoparticles does not elicit toxicity in the mouse retina," Co-Author, PLoS One, 4(10):e7410 (2009)
  • "Functional Expression of Cone Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Channel in Cone Photoreceptor Derived 661W cells," Book Chapter Co-Author, Adv Exp Med Biol., 613:327-34 (2008)
  • "Functional activity of Photoreceptor Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated channels is dependent on the integrity of Membrane Lipid Rafts," Co-Author, Biochemistry, 47(12):3677-87 (2008)
  • "Native Cone Photoreceptor Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Channel is a heterotetrameric complex comprising CNGA3 and CNGB3: A study using cone-dominant retina of Nrl-/- Mice," Co-Author, J. Neurochem., 106(5):204-55 (2007)
  • Episcopal Church, Member
  • Amateur Violinist
  • Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, Associate (2016-2017), Summer Associate (2015)
  • University of Kansas School of Law, Extern for University of Kansas Innovation and Collaboration (2015-2016)
  • Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, Summer Associate (2014)
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Research Associate (2013-2014)
  • Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Research Assistant (2005-2008)
  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office