Dr. Claire Bendix’s work focuses on patent preparation, patent prosecution, and matters pertaining to plant variety protection both in the United States and abroad. She also has experience in conducting freedom-to-operate analyses and due diligence analyses in the agricultural biotechnology space.
Claire has deep experience and knowledge in plant molecular biology and plant genetics and is familiar with diverse aspects of plant biology, including plant environmental responses, immunity, and genomics.
Claire received her Ph.D. in plant molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her doctoral research focused on understanding the effects of gene duplication on circadian clock regulation in cereal crop species. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Oxford, where she researched plant miRNAs.
Prior to joining the firm, Claire initiated a project on the invasive citrus greening disease pathogen as a research molecular biologist at USDA-ARS.
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