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Samuel B. Rollins, Ph.D.,J.D.
SVP, Intellectual Property

Dr. Rollins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University under the direction of Prof. Robert M. Williams. His doctoral thesis was directed to the design and stereocontrolled synthesis of an eight-membered ring precursor to a photo-triggered mitosene. Following graduate school, Dr. Rollins earned a Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law and practiced patent law at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. While practicing at Kilpatrick Stockton, Dr. Rollins worked with clients in all aspects of patent prosecution, with an emphasis on chemistry, particularly pharmaceutical products and targets, as well as other small molecules (e.g., dyes, probes and binding agents). Dr. Rollins also worked in the strategic development of patent portfolios and provided due diligence reviews of targeted companies and technology.