Richard Warburg

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Dr. Richard Warburg is a recognized authority on successful strategies for advancing pharmaceuticals and related matters, including working with companies such as ADC Therapeutics, Sugen, Plexxikon, and Afferant and being a key player in the DNA sequencing litigation over SEQUENASE DNA polymerase.  He has been involved in the successful advancement of many pharmaceuticals from preclinical to clinical and beyond.  He is a General Partner of Scientia Ventures since its inception.  

Previously, he was the Managing Director, Intellectual Property and Licensing, for Auven Therapeutics Management LLLP.  Additionally, Dr. Warburg is the owner and founder of Godney Holdings, LLC, an IP consulting and management firm based out of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  Dr. Warburg 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 30 years’ experience in intellectual property litigation, strategic counseling, licensing and patent prosecution. Dr. Warburg has significant appellate, litigation, interference and worldwide prosecution and opposition experience in most technical areas including bio pharmacology, 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.

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 for 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.