Kelly FitzGerald, PhD

Kelly has a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and is a technical specialist working in our Los Angeles Office. Following her doctorate, Kelly performed research in genetic engineering and microbiology. She acquired her intellectual property experience working as a technology manager and then a licensing officer at the University of Washington technology transfer office, where she managed a portfolio of 200 university inventions in the biomedical and engineering space. In her five years in the technology transfer office, she evaluated technologies for commercial potential, worked with patent professionals to draft patent applications, aided in the prosecution of the patents, and negotiated license agreements with companies.