Eric F. Wagner PhD, JD

Director, Legal Affairs

Phone: 919-681-7577 (Mobile) 919-449-6442

Eric F. Wagner, PhD, JD joined the Duke University Office of Translation and Commercialization (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.

Dr. Wagner 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. Dr. Wagner 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. He 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.

Dr. Wagner received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University and his B.S. in Biochemistry from Purdue University. In addition, he holds a Ph.D. 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. Also, he is the co-author of over 7 peer-reviewed journal articles.