John E. Conour helps biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients – from global companies to startups to research institutions – protect their innovations by building robust patent portfolios and combating infringement through litigation.
Drawing on his doctorate work in molecular and cellular biology, Dr. Conour adds scientific rigor to the legal counsel he provides clients. Dr. Conour specializes in developing IP protection strategies for immuno-oncology innovations, specifically those related to drug chemistry, antibodies, and imaging. His technical expertise includes molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, diagnostics, biosensor design, bioinformatics, microbiology, animal models, histochemistry, cell culture, and surface chemistries. Dr. Conour also has expertise in drug repurposing and guides companies and clinicians on the best ways to protect IP rights related to using existing therapeutics for new indications.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He is also a national-level ultimate frisbee athlete and the lead guitarist in a Chicago-based band.