Scientific advisor Dr. Steven Sturlis joins Brinks Gilson & Lione law firm in Ann Arbor


Steven Sturlis, Ph.D., has joined Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, as a scientific advisor based in the Ann Arbor office.

Sturlis has a technical background in biochemistry, chemistry, drug research, and organic chemistry and synthesis.

Immediately prior to joining Brinks, he was a research laboratory specialist for the University of Michigan. He also served as a Technology Transfer Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Office of Technology Transfer. As a Fellow, he analyzed nearly 50 unique inventions disclosed at the University of Michigan from a wide range of scientific disciplines, from chemical and biological sciences to mechanical engineering, materials science, energy technology and behavioral sciences.

At Brinks, Sturlis will apply his scientific experience to new technologies from a variety of fields while considering market analysis, competitive landscapes and commercialization strategies.  

A member of the American Chemical Society who has presented on a variety of scholarly scientific topics, Sturlis earned a Ph.D. in chemical biology from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in chemistry, cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University.


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