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Brooks A. Jones, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, is a Technical Advisor at Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP. 

Opinion Work and Patent Counseling
Dr. Jones assists with the preparation of opinions in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biological fields, including review and analysis of applicable prior art, execution of searches for relevant literature and patent materials, and construction of sound scientific arguments as part of clients’ representation.  His education in materials, physical, and organic chemistry allows him to make valuable contributions to projects spanning a variety of technological areas, including pharmaceutical pre-formulation, solid forms, immediate and extended release dosage forms, injectable dosage forms, inhalation dosage forms, topical dosage forms, pharmaceutical dosing methods, and pharmaceutical compounds. 

Dr. Jones has considerable experience in scientific literature research and analysis.  He frequently performs searches for relevant art in the chemical, biological, and medical fields and is highly practiced using several search platforms including STN and Derwent Innovation.  He frequently conducts specific and general chemical structure searches, including Markush structure searches, and high-level keyword searches.  He has intimate knowledge of database structure and search engine functions, making him a highly proficient searcher.  He is highly skilled at reviewing patents and publications, as well as analyzing critical scientific data for use in consultation and litigation. 

Dr. Jones is also skilled at performing intellectual property landscape searches and aiding with the preparation of freedom to operate opinions.  Additionally, he assists clients in a variety of due diligence projects.  

Dr. Jones provides integral support to many litigations, including Hatch-Waxman and Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BCPIA) litigations, by making contributions to fact and expert discovery.  Dr. Jones is highly skilled at data analysis and interpretation, including comprehension of reported experimental data, which is a valuable resource during litigation.  He also aids in the development and evaluation of laboratory protocols and assessment of results. 

Previous Experience
Dr. Jones received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Furman University in 2002.  He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University in 2007.

Prior to joining Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP, Dr. Jones held a graduate research assistant position in the laboratories of Professors Tobin J. Marks and Michael R. Wasielewski.  His work included synthesizing and characterizing electron deficient small molecule organic materials.