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Eric F. Wagner joined OTC in May 2009. As a registered patent attorney, his responsibilities include the preparing and prosecuting of patent applications, assisting OTC staff regarding patent and licensing matters, as well as the management of intellectual assets owned by Duke University. Eric comes to us with over nine years experience in patent law, most recently as an associate at a major Intellectual Property law firm in the Research Triangle Park where he focused on all aspects of biotechnology patent prosecution and related areas of practice. He also worked for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where he helped establish an intellectual asset (IA) management group which was responsible for the internal review, assessment, and management of corporate intellectual assets. Eric was also responsible for the coordination and management of corporate and sector R&D; technology and IA programs to ensure sector business plans aligned with the overall corporate strategy. Eric received his JD degree from Suffolk University and his BS in Biochemistry from Purdue University. In addition, he holds a PhD in Immunology from Brown University, where his thesis research focused on the study of human B cell growth and development as well as the biology of AIDS-associated B cell lymphomas and the role of Interleukin-10 in human placental immunity. He is the co-author of over seven peer-reviewed journal articles.