As a Mazakali Patent Agent, Dr. David Cohen is grounded in biological and health sciences. As a laboratory head in the pharmaceutical industry, he developed mammalian cell-based industrial scale processes for the production of human therapeutic proteins. As a mid-career adjustment, Dr. Cohen became a registered patent agent and went to work for law firms and medical device companies, writing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent Office. As a Mazakali consultant, he now works with a variety of companies on the intellectual property aspects of cannabis.
Dr. Cohen appreciates the role of innovation in the development of modern medicine and agriculture, as well as the importance of the patent system in protecting such innovation. Dr. Cohen holds a BA with Honors from UC Berkeley, an MA from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. from UC San Francisco.