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Cambria J. Alpha-Cobb, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist, Patent Agent

Boston, MA
617-368-2105
alpha@fr.com
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Background

Cambria J. Alpha-Cobb is a Technology Specialist, Patent Agent in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution in a broad range of technology areas including biotechnology and life sciences. Dr. Alpha-Cobb also has previous patent prosecution experience and is preparing for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Registration Examination for admissions to practice patent law before the USPTO. Dr. Alpha-Cobb’s graduate work focused on molecular biophysics and biochemistry. She is also fluent in Spanish, conversational in German, and the co-founder of the New Haven Boxing Club as well as a ceramic potter.

Education

Ph.D., Yale University 2014
Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry


M.S., Yale University 2010
Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry


B.S., Rice University 2008
Biochemistry & Cell Biology


B.A., Rice University 2008
Hispanic Studies

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2016

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Other Distinctions

PRESENTATIONS

2016
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boston
Title: An Introduction to a Career in IP Law: How to stay close to science when you get pulled from the bench

2015
American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Division of Chemistry and the Law, Boston, MA
Title: 2.6 billion dollars per drug: Can you afford not to file for patent protection for your R&D investment?

2013
Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Denver, CO
Title: Investigating the Role of c-di-GMP in Biofilm Formation Using Chemical Analogues

2011
Yale Climate and Energy Institute Symposium, Yale University
Title: Biodiversity of Fungi in the Forests of Borneo & Volatile Organic Compounds They Produce
Symposium presentation award: Exceptional presentation of scientific work to a broad audience

2010
National Security Science & Engineering Faculty Fellowship Seminar, United States Department of Defense (DoD), Washington, D.C.
Title: Volatile Organic Compound Production by Fungi

Yale Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Departmental Retreat, Woods Hole, MA
Title: Exploitation of Diesel Producing Fungi as a Renewable Source of Fuel

PUBLICATIONS

  • Anthony D. Sabatelli, Cambria J. Alpha (2015) “Will Purple Become the New Orange? The New FDA Purple Book for Biologics: What does the future hold?” Future Science: Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst. Vol. 4, No. 2 In press
  • Cambria J. Alpha, Anthony D. Sabatelli (2015) “$2.6 Billion Per Drug: Is your patent portfolio strong enough to protect your investment?” Patent Docs Guest Post- $2.6 Billion per drug
  • Cambria J. Alpha, Anthony D. Sabatelli (2015) “41 New Drugs Approved in ’14 – A Random Spike or a Growing Trend in Drug Innovation?” Patent Docs Guest Post- 41 New Drugs in ’14
  • Alpha, C.J., Campos, M., Jacobs-Wagner, C., Strobel, S.A., (2014) “Mycofumigation by the volatile organic compound producing fungus Muscodor albus induces bacterial cell death through DNA damage.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1128/AEM.03294-14
  • Alpha, C.J. and Strobel, S.A. Volatile organic compound production by organisms of the genus Muscodor and their antimicrobial affects. Manuscript in preparation
  • Gianoulis, T.A., Griffin, M.A., Spakowicz, D.J., Dunican, B.F., Alpha, C.J., and Strobel, S.A. Genomic analysis of the hydroc

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