Eckert Seamans welcomes Debora Plehn-Dujowich as a member in the firm’s Philadelphia office and Intellectual Property Group

November 25, 2019

Eckert Seamans is pleased to welcome member Debora Plehn-Dujowich to the firm’s Philadelphia office and Intellectual Property Group. She began her career as a molecular biologist and now focuses her patent law practice on the biomedical sciences. She assists clients in identifying, protecting, and enforcing their intellectual property in the life sciences space. She regularly conducts patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence, and prepares patentability opinions, landscape opinions, and freedom to operate opinions. She has also participated in reexamination and interference proceedings.

Plehn-Dujowich earned her J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2008. She obtained her Ph.D. in biology from Yale University, where she researched the inhibition of influenza virus infections by use of external guide sequences and RNase P in a laboratory led by Sidney Altman, a winner of the Noble Prize in Chemistry. She was also a post-doctoral fellow of structural biology at the Wistar Institute, a nonprofit research institute focused on oncology, immunology, infectious disease, and vaccine research. Debora also taught college biology and chemistry as a tenure track professor at Northampton Community College and was a visiting professor at Lehigh University before attending law school.

Prior to law school, Plehn-Dujowich earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biochemistry from Geneva University in Switzerland, and a master’s degree in life sciences from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

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