Mark Shtilerman, Ph.D., is Senior Counsel on the Legal team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2014. Dr. Shtilerman has experience counseling companies in all aspects of intellectual property procurement, enforcement and licensing. He is a technically trained patent attorney registered to practice before the USPTO. Prior to Deerfield, Dr. Shtilerman was an attorney in nationally recognized law firms, and before that, was a patent agent at a biotechnology firm. Dr. Shtilerman holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Fordham University, and a B.S. in Physics from St. Petersburg State University in Russia. He completed his post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.