Franklin S. Abrams, Ph.D., J.D.
Intellectual Property lawyer for Biotech
Franklin Abrams is a partner in the intellectual property law boutique of Springut Law PC. He focuses his legal practice on patent law with an emphasis on the technical areas of biotechnology, synthetic biology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and the chemical arts. Franklin has been closely following the evolving applications of CRISPR genome editing as applied in agricultural products, medicine, high value chemicals, and biomaterials. He has presented on the CRISPR patent landscape and has a strong interest in the standards and regulations for genome editing that are evolving in real time as society works to capture the benefits and minimize the risks of this powerful rapidly developing technology.
Franklin holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Oneonta, and an M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His graduate research included ribosome electrostatics, membrane protein structure and function, spectroscopic methods for determining membrane protein structures, protein folding, and the membrane associated behavior of genetically engineered membrane protein fragments. Franklin holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, is admitted to the New York State Bar, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.