Biomedical Science
Drug Delivery
Molecular Biology
Organic Chemistry

James D. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D.

Principal and Founder

Dr. Johnson has extensive experience in chemical and biomedical patent prosecution and in licensing of chemical and biomedical technology.  He specializes in opinions, patent prosecution and licensing of chemical technology, pharmaceutical technology and biotechnology.


Formerly, Dr. Johnson was a partner with King & Spalding LLP Intellectual Property Practice Group in Atlanta, Georgia with the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Group.



  • J.D., Emory University with Honors, 1984

  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine

  • B.A., Chemistry, University of the South


Selected Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Scripps Institute of Oceanography

  • Faculty Member - Emory University School of Medicine (Departments of Biochemistry and Medicine with an appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases)

  • Senior Research Scientist - Veterans Administration Hospital Research Laboratories

  • Former Partner - Jones & Askew, Patent Boutique Law Firm

  • Former General Counsel - CytRx Corp., Norcross, GA

  • Served as General Counsel and Secretary - EntreMed Inc., Rockville, MD

  • Board of Directors - Bioniche Life Sciences, Belleville, Ontario, Canada

  • Advisory Board of Directors - Emory/Georgia Tech Bioengineering Department


Admitted to Practice

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Georgia Bar Association


Awards and Recognition

  • Named to the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers List

  • Listed in Chambers 2008 - 2012