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Sarah Pollock, Ph.D. is a patent agent in Ice Miller's Intellectual Property Group. She advises the IP team on technical requirements to be used in U.S. and foreign patent applications, technical components for patent interference and litigation proceedings and technical research and analysis with respect to matters pending before the USPTO. In addition, she reviews and analyzes patent and technical documents for case preparation and the patent prosecution process.

Sarah's doctoral research focused on understanding the mechanisms that govern removal of damaged mitochondria from cells. Sarah's doctoral project specifically focused on the role of Ral proteins in response to mitochondrial depolarization. During her doctoral career, Sarah served as an undergraduate research mentor, a program organizer for the 1st Annual Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference and a licensing intern for the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group. As a licensing intern, Sarah created non-confidential summaries of assets, identifying potential commercial partnerships.

As an undergraduate student, Sarah conducted independent immunology research in Dr. Beckley Davis' lab at F&M College examining the regulation of NOD2, a protein commonly mutated in Crohn's disease. Sarah also did a summer research internship in Dr. Gary Koretzky's lab at the University of Pennsylvania, where she analyzed the role of a T-cell mutation (SLP-76) on causing a patient's immune disorder. In addition, Sarah was Managing Editor of The College Dispatch, F&M's non-fiction literary magazine, and performed with F&M's Dance Company.

Sarah is licensed to practice patent law exclusively before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and represents both foreign and domestic clients before the USPTO in the area of patent prosecution. Sarah is not licensed to practice before state and federal court.
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