Sophia Petrichenko is a patent agent who has been working in biotech for a decade. She became an agent after IP piqued her intrigue while navigating the turbulent world of biotech startups. Drafting claims and performing FTO searches made her a valuable asset to the first company she joined. Consequently, her intimate knowledge of a wide array of technologies -- DNA sequencing, to digital pathology, to pharmaceuticals -- is due to her versatility as an engineer and agent, coupled with time in the field.
In addition to drafting and prosecuting patents, Sophia’s diverse background includes her experience with competitive intelligence analysis, contract drafting, and trademarks as well.
Sophia is particularly interested in uplifting women's voices in IP. She is an ardent supporter of Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs) - a nonprofit that connects women in technology, law, and policy. When not found in the office or classroom, she enjoys spending time with her rescued kitty, Eloise, and organizing taco & cocktail tours in Mexico City.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Bioengineering, Sophia relocated to California from Texas and she’s now finishing her final year of law school at University of San Diego.
Torrey Pines Law Group, PC serves technology innovators with protecting intellectual property, obtaining regulatory approvals and clearances, and making deals and closing technology transactions throughout the U.S., including in major technology hubs such as San Diego, San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Boulder, Orlando, the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), the Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC), Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Ann Arbor, and throughout Southern California in Los Angeles, Orange County, Irvine, Torrey Pines, Sorrento Valley, and La Jolla.
We have experience with international intellectual property, regulatory and transactional matters pending in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou China; Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt Germany; Tel Aviv Israel; Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi India; London and Edinburgh United Kingdom; Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal Canada; Dublin, Ireland; Cape Town, South Africa; Mexico City and Tijuana Mexico; Brussels, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris, France; Madrid and Barcelona Spain; Moscow, Russia; Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong; Hanoi, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Milan, Italy; Singapore; Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Kiev, Ukraine; Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Prague, Czechia; Geneva and Lausanne Switzerland; Bahrain; Doha, Qatar; Abu Dhabi and Dubai UAE; and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Biotech Patent Agent - Bioinformatics Patent Preparation & Prosecution - Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property Transactions - San Diego Genomics Advisor