Dr. Carlson is an experienced scientist and patent agent with more than 10 years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of US and foreign utility patents. She specializes in the following areas: biotechnology (including molecular and cell biology), plant biology, biochemistry, oncology, genetics, infectious diseases and immunology. Her experience includes prior art searches and patentability analyses. Dr. Carlson also has more than 10 years of practical laboratory experience. Her doctoral studies focused on the molecular processes that control retinoid transport and metabolism in the mammalian eye. Postdoctoral research has included the examination of the molecular events that regulate the growth and development of normal and leukemic blood cells.
“I can discuss the general principles and practice of patent prosecution with entrepreneurs/companies, as well as the tools and strategies that can be used prior to filing a patent application and the pitfalls to avoid. These initial discussions will not involve details of the invention itself. I am available for general consulting relating to scientific projects of all kinds.”