Chantal Francis Edde, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Philadelphia
T +1.215.564.1702
F +1.215.568.3439

Overview

Chantal Francis Edde's role as a registered patent agent is rooted in significant experience and an impressive educational background. Chantal's strong intellect earned her advanced degrees in cellular and molecular biology, physiology and computational biology. This education, combined with her professional experience, helps clients protect their valuable intellectual property. Chantal has drafted a large number of provisional patent applications, and prosecuted patent applications in biotechnology, immunology, virology, plant biology and genomics, among other highly technical fields. Additionally, foreign counsels have relied on Chantal's insight to ensure that their patent prosecution strategies conformed to U.S. rules.

Select Experience

  • Assessed patentability landscape and conducted due diligence and freedom to operate searches.
  • Drafted more than 80 provisional patent applications, and prosecuted patent applications in biotechnology, immunology, virology, medical biology, gene and cellular therapy, neuroscience, plant biology and genomics.
  • Performed inventorship interview and analysis.
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Experience

  • Assessed patentability landscape and conducted due diligence and freedom to operate searches.
  • Drafted more than 80 provisional patent applications, and prosecuted patent applications in biotechnology, immunology, virology, medical biology, gene and cellular therapy, neuroscience, plant biology and genomics.
  • Performed inventorship interview and analysis.
  • Drafted inventors' declarations.
  • Instructed foreign counsels on patent prosecution strategies to conform to U.S. rules.
  • Performed technology assessments and marketing analysis for a wide variety of inventions in the life sciences field.
  • Prepared and validated sequence listing quality to conform to United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requirements.

Recognitions and Memberships

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Patent Agent/Technical Specialist (2014 to 2018)
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • Postdoctoral Fellow (2012 to 2014)
    • Research Specialist (2002 to 2005)
  • Schlumberger: Software Engineer (2000 to 2001)
  • Pasteur Institute: Research Assistant (2000)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 73,696
  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • D.E.S.S. (Specialized Graduate Diploma), Biotechnology of Fungi, University of Bordeaux, 2000, with honors
  • M.A., Cellular Biology, Physiology and Microbiology, Blaise Pascal University, 1999, with honors
  • B.S., Cellular Biology and Physiology, Blaise Pascal University, 1998, with honors

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French