General Counsel and Chief Patent Officer
Arrowhead Research Corporation
Thomas Haag, Ph.D., J.D. is the General Counsel and Chief Patent Officer of Arrowhead Research Corporation. Previously, Dr. Haag was in private practice in the Washington D.C. offices of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP and McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He has extensive experience in advising newly formed companies in establishing, developing and leveraging their patent portfolios. His expertise includes negotiating and drafting intellectual property licenses, conducting IP due diligence investigations, as well as coordinating IP and FDA regulatory strategies. He also has experience in patent litigation in the U.S. and UK, before the ITC and the European Patent Office. Dr. Haag received his B.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology from UCLA where he was an NIH Predoctoral Fellow in Genetic Mechanisms. He graduated from The George Washington University Law School with honors, receiving the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law. He is admitted to practice before the USPTO, in New York and in the District of Columbia. He is registered as California In-House Counsel.