Managing Director, Intellectual Property & Licensing
Dr. Warburg is Managing Director, Intellectual Property and Licensing for Auven Therapeutics. Previously, Richard was a partner at the law firms of Foley & Lardner LLP and Lyon & Lyon, and a law clerk with Fish & Richardson. Dr. Warburg has over 25 years experience in intellectual property litigation, strategic counselling, licensing and patent prosecution. Dr. Warburg has significant appellate, litigation, interference and worldwide prosecution and opposition experience in most technical areas including biopharmacology, proteomics, antisense, and diagnostic devices. Dr. Warburg is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. He is admitted to practice in California and Massachusetts, and in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits. Dr. Warburg is a graduate of Birmingham University, England, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 and his Ph.D. in molecular biology in 1981. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Brandeis University, acting as an adjunct professor at Wellesley College, and an instructor at University of Massachusetts, he attended Suffolk University law school and graduated valedictorian magna cum laude in 1990. Dr. Warburg is the inventor on world-wide patents to a micro-centrifuge tube opening device, the inventor of the PATENTIAL board game concerning the biotech business model, and co-author of the book “Working to Improve Lives – An Illustrated Biotech” encyclopedia. He is also an author on numerous legal and scientific papers.