Dr. J. Paul Norton is an associate in Workman Nydegger’s patent prosecution group. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Utah, where he gained extensive experience with the function of the mammalian immune system and teasing apart the genetic and molecular bases for microbial pathogenesis. Dr. Norton’s research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and he has also presented his research as an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences.
Dr. Norton complements his institutional knowledge of biotechnology and life sciences gained during his time in academia with experience in the software and the electronic arts, having founded and operated two technology-based start-ups. He leverages this unique set of knowledge and experience to serve clients’ intellectual property needs in the biotechnology/medical/chemical space as well as in the software and electronic media industry. Dr. Norton has worked with clients on patents that fuse software and hardware components with advancements in biotechnology and medicine in addition to working with clients in areas that focus on products, systems, and methods related to medical imaging, DNA collection devices, microscopy and optics, natural scaffolds for wound healing, pathology diagnostic equipment, surgical devices, PCR technologies, vaccine development, and pharmaceutical drug delivery systems and therapeutics.