Head of IP and Patent Strategy
Jill Martin, a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, has over twenty-five years in the life sciences sector transitioning from lab bench to patent office to management team member as Vice President of Intellectual Property for BioMedica, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford BioMedica – to patent portfolio consultancy with emerging companies helping to leverage global IP assets for corporate development and fundraising. Jill is also a founding member of an early-stage biotech company in the ocular gene & cell therapy space. Prior to her time at BioMedica, Jill spent five years as a patent examiner of the gene therapy arts at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Jill is passionate about supporting the mission that every child in her community has access to STEM-based learning opportunities and served from 2015-2017 as a board member of the non-profit organization, the Solana Beach Schools Foundation.