Jasmine M. Whyte is a Technology Specialist, Patent Agent in the New York office of Fish & Richardson. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Whyte (née De Cock) earned her Ph.D. in Biology from Dr. Robert Weinberg’s laboratory at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), where she investigated the role of inflammation in the awakening of dormant disseminated cancer cells. Dr. Whyte has experience working in both the pharmaceutical research industry as well as in Academia. As part of her undergraduate degree at King’s College of London (U.K.), Dr. Whyte was an industrial placement student at Pfizer in Sandwich, U.K., where she worked in a multi-disciplinary group on high-throughput assay development.
Dr. Whyte’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling in the life sciences (including cancer biology, cellular and molecular biology immunology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics). Dr. Whyte manages patent portfolios and assists with due diligence and freedom-to-operate studies. In 2015, Dr. Whyte was an intern in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson as part of the M.I.T. Alumni Association Externship Program.