Tanya M. Harding, Ph.D.

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EDUCATION
  • J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School, 1999
  • Baking and Pastry Diploma, Oregon Culinary Institute, 2014
  • Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of California, Davis, 1996
  • B.S., magna cum laude in Biotechnology, Cook College, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, 1991
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Oregon, 1999
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 42,630)
YEAR JOINED FIRM

1998

 


PRACTICE AREA OVERVIEW

Dr. Harding prepares and prosecutes U.S., foreign, and international patent applications, as well as advises clients with regard to patent-related administrative proceedings, including interferences, European third-party document submissions, and European oppositions. She also prepares legal opinions, such as patentability, inventorship, freedom to use, and infringement/non-infringement opinions. License drafting and interpretation and client counseling regarding portfolio management and portfolio acquisition/transfer are additional aspects of Dr. Harding’s work.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Dr. Harding’s technology areas include molecular and cell biology, basic and applied plant biology and genetics, biofuel production, cancer and immunology, infectious diseases (including viral diseases), vaccines, and microarray (including nucleic acid and protein arrays) and high throughput technologies. Her laboratory experience includes recombinant DNA techniques, protein isolation and analysis, immunology, and molecular, plant, and microbial genetics, as well as plant tissue culture (monocots and dicots). Research systems in which Dr. Harding has worked include tobacco, tomato, barley, wheat, and cucumber, as well as bacteria, yeast (S. cerevisiae), and Chlamydomonas.

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

U.S. District Court – Northern District of N.Y., Hon. Thomas J. McAvoy, Chief Judge, Binghamton, NY
Judicial Externship | Spring 1998

Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, NY
Research Assistant to Professor Yvonne Cripps | Fall 1997

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., Washington, D.C.
Summer Associate | May 1997 – August 1997

University of California, Davis, CA
Teaching Assistant, Department of Microbiology | Spring 1995

Graduate Research Associate, Depts. of Microbiology and Plant Biology | May 1991 – June 1996

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Member, Oregon Patent Law Association
REPRESENTATIVE PATENTS
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • Harding, T.M., Morano, K.A., Scott, S.V. and Klionsky, D.J. (1995). Isolation and characterization of yeast mutants in the cytoplasm to vacuole protein targeting pathway. J. Cell Biol., 313:591-602.
  • Kim, J., Alizadeh, P., Harding, T.M., Hefner-Gravink, A., and Klionsky, D.J. (1996) Disruption of the yeast ATH1 gene confers better survival after dehydration, freezing, and ethanol shock: Potential commercial applications. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 62:1563-1569.
  • Harding, T.M., Hefner-Gravink, A., Thumm, M., and Klionsky, D.J. (1996) Genetic and phenotypic overlap between autophagy and the cytoplasm to vacuole protein targeting pathway. J. Biol. Chem., 271:17621-17624.
  • Wang, Y.-X., Xhao, H., Harding, T.M., Gomes de Mesquita, D.S., Woldringh, C.L., Klionsky, D.J., Munn, A.L., and Weisman, L.S. (1996) Multiple classes of yeast mutants are defective in vacuole partitioning yet target vacuole proteins correctly. Mol. Biol. Cell, 7:1375-1389.