Timothy D. Babatz

Timothy D. Babatz, Ph.D.

Timothy D. Babatz, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Timothy D. Babatz, Ph.D. is a patent agent specializing in life sciences, including biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics. He is involved in preparation and prosecution of patent applications and post-grant proceedings for the firm’s life sciences clients. Dr. Babatz has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for early stage startups, provided technical expertise supporting complex high-stakes litigation, and participated in post-grant proceedings for a disruptive medical device company. Dr. Babatz relies on his years of laboratory research experience in molecular biology, genomics, and medical genetics to advise and provide value to the firm’s life science clients, offering a unique perspective to our client’s intellectual property strategies.


During his Ph.D. research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Babatz studied the molecular mechanisms underlying Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a rare premature aging disorder. He utilized a yeast model system to interrogate the functional impact of disease-causing mutations on essential proteins at the cellular level. He also has experience in human transposon biology, high-throughput sequencing, whole-genome assays, and synthetic biology. Dr. Babatz won a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health and the Isaac Morris Hay and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Graduate Fellowship Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Cell Biology.