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Cameron M. Luitjens, Ph.D.

Associate

Minneapolis, MN
612-766-2082
luitjens@fr.com
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Background

​Cameron Luitjens is an Associate in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson P.C.  His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and client counseling in the areas of biotechnology, diagnostic screening platforms, therapeutics, and medical technology.  Dr. Luitjens has experience representing a wide range of clients including universities, biotech start-ups, and large pharmaceutical companies.  Dr. Luitjens also advises clients on strategic issues such as patentability, invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate. Dr. Luitjens was a post-doctoral fellow (2000-2002) and research assistant (1994-2000) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pre Doctoral Fellowship.  His research focused on post-transcriptional mechanisms of gene regulation and how such regulation affects cell fate decisions and progression through the meiotic cell cycle in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Education

J.D., Boston College Law School 2005


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin 2000
Cellular & Molecular Biology


B.S., University of North Dakota 1994
Biology
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2006
  • Minnesota 2008

Other Distinctions

​Publications and Presentations

"PUF proteins and 3’UTR regulation in the Caenorhabditis elegans germ line," Cold Spring Harb. Symp.Quant. Biol., 66:337-343, 2001.

"CPEB proteins control two key steps in spermatogenesis in C. elegans," Genes Dev., 14(20):2596-2609, 2000.

"CPEBs: a family of related RNA-binding proteins involved in distinct steps of spermatogenesis,"Speaker at the 12th International C. elegans Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, June 1999. 

"Characterization of a satellite DNA from Antilocapra americana," Gene, 145(2):257-259, 1994. 

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