Law Office of C. Allen Black, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Black has practiced patent law at some of the largest law firms in the U.S. He has handled patent prosecution matters for universities and companies
ranging in size from small startups to Fortune 100 firms. Before practicing law, Dr. Black was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine where he developed vaccines for infectious diseases and cancer. Dr. Black received his postdoctoral training at the Magee Women’s
Research Institute in Pittsburgh in the areas of mucosal immunology, molecular biology, and microbiology. Dr. Black has published original research in
the Journal of Immunology and Infection & Immunity among other journals. He is a contributor to the recently released book, Gene Profiles in Drug
Design, and holds patents for an RNA-based drug technology.
Dr. Black is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he teaches Biotechnology Law.
Dr. Black has drafted and prosecuted patents in a wide range or areas, including molecular biology, antibody technologies, RNAi, transgenics, food
science, agricultural science, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, materials science, medical devices, chemistry, and nutraceuticals. Dr. Black has
prosecuted patents in numerous jurisdictions including the European Union, Japan, China, South America, Israel, and Africa.
2003 J.D., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
1997 Ph.D., University of Newcastle (Australia)
1988 B.A., summa cum laude, University of Alabama at Birmingham
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS (Curriculum Vitae)
Black, C.A., The Cure for Deadly Patent Practices: Preventing Technology Suppression and Patent Shelving in the Life Sciences. Albany Law Journal of
Science and Technology, 2004, 14:397-450.
Black, C.A., Switching On Gene Therapy: Using Gene Profiles to Design Drugs, Pharmagenomics, 2003, 10:48-53.
Black, C.A., Rohan, L.C., Cost, M. Watkins, S.W. and Edwards, R.P., Vaginal mucosa serves as an inductive site for tolerance. J. Immunol. 2000,
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