Mitsi A. Blount, Ph.D.
Areas of Focus
Chemical Intellectual Property
Hatch-Waxman Litigation and Opinion
Intellectual Property Counseling and Opinions
Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation
, Emory University School of Medicine
, Vanderbilt University
, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Mitsi Blount’s extensive research experience in biological sciences, pharmacology, and physiology allows her to bring a unique perspective to intellectual property law. She has a sound understanding of client needs from her more than 16 years of academic research and uses this knowledge and experience to prepare and prosecute patent applications, conduct prior art searches, and assist in the preparation of patentability, clearance, and validity opinions.
Mitsi’s scientific knowledge encompasses many technologies including:
Nephrology, kidney diseases, and cardiorenal syndromes
Pharmacology and drug design
Protein structure and protein biophysics
Urology and erectile dysfunction
Hypertension and diabetes therapeutics
Stem cell and transgenic technologies
Animal experimental models
During her academic career, Mitsi was awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, in addition to foundation support from the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nephrology, and the National Kidney Foundation. Mitsi has served on multiple editorial boards, grant review committees, and has been invited to present her research at national and international scientific meetings. Her work in both cell and animal model systems has employed a wide range of modern molecular and cell biology techniques. Mitsi has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications which highlight her expertise in phosphodiesterase inhibition, cell signaling, and renal function.
American Physiological Society
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
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