Professionals

Practice Areas

Technologies

Honors

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, U.S. News, 2021
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Biotechnology Law, 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Patent Drafting and Prosecution, 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy II, 2013
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy I, 2012
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-2011, 2009-2010
  • Oral presentation award, “N-formylkynurenine in photosystem II and its function in photoprotection,” Midwest/ Southeast Photosynthesis Conference, 2010
  • School of Chemistry and Biochemistry nomination, Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) scholarship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
  • Integrative BioSystems Institute (IBSI) Collaborative Graduate Student Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-2010, 2008-2009
  • Oral presentation award, Best second year seminar in chemistry and biochemistry, “Antibody- mediated therapy for prion diseases,” Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
  • Cherry Emerson Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-2007
  • Hope Scholarship, The University of Georgia, 2001-2004

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2013
  • State of Georgia, 2016

Education

Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012-2015

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2012

The University of Georgia, B.S., Biology, summa cum laude, 2004

Teaching Positions

  • Guest Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Introduction to Research and Ethics, Fall 2019
  • Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology: Organic Synthesis Laboratory, 2012
  • Survey of Biochemistry, 2012
  • Survey of Organic Chemistry, 2012
  • Biochemistry I, 2012
  • Survey of Biochemistry, 2010
  • Biophysical Chemistry, 2008
  • Organic Chemistry I, 2006
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Tina Dorr, Ph.D.

Partner
Atlanta
404.607.9991, ext. 2103
Email

Tina Dorr represents clients in a large range of technology areas, including chemical, material, life science, mechanical, and semiconductor technologies.  Tina drafts and prosecutes U.S. utility, design, and plant patent applications, as well as manages and directs prosecution of foreign patent portfolios. She provides opinions, performs searches, counsels clients to develop effective worldwide patent protection, and provides technical support and opinions to Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department in Abbreviated New Drug Application litigation.  Prior to joining Cantor Colburn, Tina completed her doctoral thesis on enzyme catalysis, membrane protein structure, and redox chemistry.  She is also an active leader in the local and national IP community, currently serving as Co-Vice-Chair of the Next Generation Leaders Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Chair of the Outreach committee of the Atlanta chapter of Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs), and Co-Chair of the Women's Leadership Network of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA). She is also a regular guest lecturer in IP law at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2021-present

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2019-2020

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2016-2018

Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013-2016

Technical Advisor, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2012-2013

Research Assistant, The Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-2012

Undergraduate Research Assistant, The University of Georgia, 2003-2004

Publications

  • Screening for two-dimensional crystals by transmission electron microscopy of negatively stained samples.  Dreaden, T., Metcalfe, M., Kim, L.Y., Johnson, M.C., Barry, B.A. and Schmidt-Krey, I. (2012) Methods Mol. Biol. 955, 73-101.
  • Two-dimensional crystallization of membrane proteins by detergent removal through dialysis. Johnson, M.C., Dreaden, T.,Kim, L.Y., Rudolph, F., Barry, B.A., and Schmidt-Krey, I. (2012) Methods Mol. Biol. 955, 31-58.
  • Structure function insights on membrane and soluble proteins revealed by electron crystallography. Dreaden, T.,Devarajan, B., Barry, B.A., and Schmidt-Krey, I. (2012) Methods Mol. Biol. 955, 519-526.
  • Photosynthetic oxygen evolution: Signaling role for N-formylkynurenine in high light-induced repair. Dreaden, T. and Barry, B. A. (2012) Photosynthesis Research 114, 97-110.
  • Oxidative stress, N-formylkynurenine, and oxygenic photosynthesis. Dreaden, T., Rexroth, S., and Barry, B. A. (2012) Plos ONE 7 (7), e42220.
  • N-formylkynurenine as a marker of high light stress in photosynthesis. Dreaden, T., Chen, J., Rexroth, S., and Barry, B. A. (2011) J. Biol. Chem. 286, 22632-22641.
  • Assessing two-dimensional crystallization trials of small membrane proteins for structural biology studies by electron crystallography. Zhao, G.*, Rudolph, F.*, Dreaden, T.,*, Johnson, M. C.*, Barry, B. A., and Schmidt-Krey, I. *Equal contribution (2010) J. Vis. Exp. 44, J. Vis. Exp. 44.
  • Two-dimensional crystallization of membrane protein complexes for structure-function studies by electron crystallography. Dreaden, T., Johnson, M. C., Barquera, B., Barry, B. A. Schmidt-Krey, I. (2010) In Microscopy: Science, Technology, Applications and Education. eds. Méndez-Vilas, A. and Díaz, J.. 337-346.
  • Pectin induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells: Correlation of apoptotic function with pectin structure. Jackson, C. L., Dreaden, T., Theobald, L. K., Tran, N. M., Beal, T. L., Eid, M., Gao, M. Y., Shirley, R. B., Stoffel, M. T., Kumar, M. V., and Mohnen, D. (2007) Glycobiol.17, 805-819.

News

Events

  • “N-formylkynurenine, photoinhibition, and D1 polypeptide turnover in photosystem II,” Midwest/ Southeast Photosynthesis Conference, Marshall, Indiana, 2011
  • “N-formylkynurenine in photosystem II: A proposed function in photoprotection,” Molecular Biophysics Research Review, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
  • “N-formylkynurenine in photosystem II and its function in photoprotection,” Midwest/ Southeast Photosynthesis Conference, Marshall, Indiana, 2010 
  • “Preliminary 2D crystallization studies of spinach PSII,” Electron Crystallography Workshop, Basel, Switzerland, 2010
  • “2-Dimensional crystallization of photosystem II in spinach,” NanoBiology of Macromolecular Assembly Disorders Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
  • “Structural studies of photosystem II: Electron crystallography and characterization of a novel chromophore,” National Science Foundation sponsored C.I.B.E.R. Exchange Program, Covilha, Portugal, 2009
  • “Antibody- mediated therapy for prion diseases,” School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Second Year Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007

Professional Affiliations

IP Law360's 2021 Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

  • Current (2021) Co-Vice Chair, New Generation Leaders Committee
  • Current Co-Chair (2020 and 2021), Women in IP Law Committee, the Law Firm Toolkit Subcommittee
  • Member, Women in IP Law Committee (Former Co-Vice Chair and Secretary)
  • Member, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA)

  • Current Co-Chair (2020 and 2021), Women's Leadership Network Committee

Chiefs of IP (ChIPs), Atlanta Chapter

  • Current Chair (2020 and 2021), Outreach Committee

Women in Bio, Atlanta chapter

Korean American Bar Association of Georgia (KABA-GA)

The American Chemical Society

Georgia Tech Women Alumnae Network

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)