COJK is pleased to announce the addition of Anna S. Gall, a patent attorney in the firm's life sciences practice group, and Nathan K. Cernetic, Ph.D., a patent agent in the firm's electrical engineering practice group.
Anna Gall focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of patents in the life sciences field. Anna's areas of technical expertise include organic and polymer chemistry, small molecule pharmaceuticals and formulations, nucleic acids and use of oligonucleotides in therapeutic and diagnostic applications, biomaterials and biosensors, and analytical chemistry. Prior to attending law school, Anna worked as a scientist in the biotechnology field for over 18 years. Her work related to the development of biosensors, and discovery and formulation of small molecule therapeutics for age-related eye diseases, cancer, and blood-clotting disorders. She is a named co-inventor on 22 U.S. patents and multiple pending U.S. and foreign applications in the biotech field related to polymeric materials, nucleic acid therapeutics, and small molecule therapeutics. Anna earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in 2017. From Novosibirsk State University in Russia, she earned a Diploma (Master of Science) in organic chemistry and biochemistry; and from the University of Washington, she earned an M.B.A. in technology management.
Nathan Cernetic focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a broad range of technology areas, including electrical, mechanical, chemical, optics, materials science, and computer software fields. Nathan holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Washington. During graduate school, Nathan was a member of the self-assembly and nanomaterials thrust of the Jen Research Group. His doctoral research explored the design and application of multifunctional self-assembled monolayers for organic microelectronic devices. In particular, Nathan's research focused on the development, fabrication, and characterization of organic electronic devices with monolayer thick component layers, including self-assembled monolayer field-effect transistors, solution processed hybrid dielectrics, and graphene-based transistors. During graduate school, Nathan co-authored over ten peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, including four first author publications. Nathan holds a B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from Arizona State University.