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Gillian Bunker - Patent Attorney - Portland, OR

Gillian L. Bunker, Ph.D.


503-796-2998 Direct

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Professional Experience
Gillian Bunker is an experienced patent attorney whose practice focuses on the preparation, prosecution, and commercialization of U.S. and foreign utility and design patents. Assisting start-ups, established companies, universities, and other research institutions, Dr. Bunker provides advice ranging from patent procurement and protection, to due diligence analyses (patentability, infringement, freedom to operate), technology transfer, licensing, and strategic planning/counseling. She handles a variety of technologies, including mechanical devices, medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry.

Dr. Bunker is active with the Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Intellectual Property Legal Clinic, providing pro bono legal services to economically disadvantaged individuals and small/emerging businesses. Services are provided broadly in intellectual property, and more specifically addressing patent, trademark, copyright and licensing issues.

Professional & Community Activities
Dr. Bunker is a registered patent attorney and a member of the Oregon State Bar.

Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Bunker, G.L. and Nishi, R. (2002). Developmental cell death in vivo: rescue of neurons independently of changes at target tissues. J. Comp. Neurol. 452:80-92.
Bunker, G.L., and Nishi, R. (1998). Mechanism of the alpha-bungarotoxin-mediated rescue of ciliary ganglion neurons from cell death. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 709:10.
• Meshul, C.K., Bunker, G.L., Mason, J.N., Allen, C. and Janowsky, A. (1996). Effects of subchronic clozapine and haloperidol on striatal glutamatergic synapses. Journal of Neurochemistry 67(5):1965-73.

Fresh From the Bench: Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit, November 18, 2015
Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit in ‎the Past Week ‎, July 14, 2015
Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit in ‎the Past Week, February 23, 2015
Fresh From the Bench: Recent Patent Cases From the Federal Circuit, August 12, 2014

Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor degree (2006)
Oregon Health and Science University, Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience (2001)
Bryn Mawr College, B.A. degree in Biology (1993)

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