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Ed Ergenzinger, J.D., Ph.D., is a patent attorney, neuroscientist, adjunct professor, and writer. He obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Wake Forest University, where he was a National Institutes of Mental Health Predoctoral Fellow and conducted research in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Physiology and Pharmacology. He has practiced patent law for over 20 years, serving clients ranging from solo inventors and start-up companies to world-class research universities and Fortune 500 companies. He has taught classes on patent law and practice as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, Campbell University School of Law, and University of North Carolina School of Law. Dr. Ergenzinger has been an invited speaker on a variety of legal and scientific topics for programs sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Southeast BIO, Duke University, Vanderbilt University, University of California at San Francisco, Wake Forest University, and Stanford University. He has written about an array of topics in pieces that have appeared in Nature Neuroscience, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, The Scientist, Legal Times, Stanford Technology Law Review, Triangle Business Journal, WRAL Techwire, Patently-O, and various Medium publications. Dr. Ergenzinger has Bipolar I disorder.

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