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  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2015, Cell and Molecular Biology
    • M.S., Tulane University, 2008, Cell and Molecular Biology
    • B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2016
As a Patent Agent in the Intellectual Property practice, Brett Roberts works with seasoned Polsinelli attorneys in serving our clients’ full range of IP needs, and is dedicated to helping them tackle and solve issues related to the establishment and protection of their intellectual property. 

Brett assists our attorneys with handling the most complex issues facing technology and high tech companies, bioscience and life sciences companies, animal science, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, software and business methods, data, privacy, health care IT, and any of a variety of other high tech industries.

His goal is to protect client assets through: 
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Licensing agreements
  • Privacy policies
  • Litigation
  • Technology development agreements
  • Trade secret protection
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Palmitoylation of Desmoglein 2 is a Regulator of Assembly Dynamics and Protein Turnover
First-author; Journal of Biological Chemistry
November 25, 2016
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Cell Fate Determination in Cisplatin Resistance and Chemosensitization
Co-author; Oncotarget
March 16, 2016
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c-Src/Cav1-dependent activation of the EGFR by Dsg2
Co-author; Oncotarget
February 24, 2016
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Novel Mechanisms Regulating Desmosome Homeostasis
Author; University of Nebraska Medical Center
March 2015
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The Carboxyl Tail of Connexin32 Regulates Gap Junction Assembly in Human Prostate and Pancreatic Cancer Cells
Co-author; Journal of Biological Chemistry
February 20, 2015
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Concurrent Mini-Symposium on Growth Factors, Cell Adhesion and Matrix Biology
Presenter; Society of Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting
2015
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Palmitoylation of Plakophilin is Required for Desmosome Assembly
First-author; Journal of Cell Science
September 1, 2014
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Concurrent Symposium on Epidermal Barrier Function and Structure
Presenter; Society of Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting
2014
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Stratifin (14-3-3 sigma) Limits Plakophilin-3 Exchange with the Desmosomal Plaque
First-author; PLos ONE
October 4, 2013
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Desmosome Dynamics in Migrating Epithelial Cells Requires the Actin Cytoskeleton
First-author; Experimental Cell Research
December 10, 2011