Biography

Linda has multifaceted experience in patent portfolio management, intellectual property law, technology licensing and life sciences research. She has drafted patent applications and coordinated 50+ patent prosecutions for patent families in the United States and before multiple international patent offices. Linda has managed and expanded global patent portfolios for hundreds of researchers in seven countries over the course of her work with a pioneering cancer research institution.

Linda has in-depth knowledge of domestic and international patent prosecution, due diligence, licensing and patent cooperation treaty applications. She also has training and experience in core business skills including marketing management, innovation, business strategy, negotiations, finance and decision-making. Additionally, Linda has a detailed understanding of molecular and cancer biology, immunology, biochemistry and nanotechnology developed over a decade of interdisciplinary research.

Linda's research has been subject of the following patents and patent applications:

  • Thaxton CS, Foit L. High density lipoprotein nanoparticles for inflammation. U.S. Application No. 62/083,864, filed November 24, 2014.
  • Thaxton CS, Gordon LI, Mutharasan RK, Grun CN, Foit L. Lipophilic nanoparticles for drug delivery. U.S. Application No. PCT/US2014/050963, filed August 13, 2014.
  • Bardwell J, Foit L, Malik A, Baumann T, Kern M. Methods and compositions for increasing biological molecule stability. U.S. Patent No. 8,986,997, filed August 27, 2008.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Linda was an intellectual property manager at an international cancer research network. 

Linda participated in Northwestern University's highly competitive Business for Scientists and Engineers program, where she received a scholarship. She also earned her Intellectual Property Graduate Certificate from the University of Münster in Germany, and has completed coursework in patent law and trade secrets at New York University.

Linda was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at Northwestern University, a postdoctoral research associate at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a graduate student researcher at University of Michigan. 

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Linda has presented her research at national and international conferences.