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Dominic Filice, Ph.D.

Dr. Dominic Filice’s passion lies at the intersection of cutting-edge medicine, biotechnology, engineering, intellectual property, and business.  With diverse interests and experience across the life and physical sciences, Dominic thrives on helping clients build upon their ideas by infusing fresh perspectives with his natural ability to examine a subject from multiple perspectives.  Further, he understands the need of business decision makers for clear communication and actionable intelligence, learned first-hand through his managing roles over intellectual property, product development, and strategic marketing at a growing ophthalmology medical device company as well as his work as a patent research consultant.

Prior to passing the 2016 USPTO patent bar examination, Dominic researched the use of stem cells for heart regeneration through his PhD at the University of Washington.  At UW, Dominic developed new imaging and analysis technologies to assess the electrical activity and integration of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte grafts in injured hearts, while also gaining valuable surgical skills that have allowed him to communicate effectively with healthcare professionals across multiple disciplines. 

As a patent agent, Dominic has prepared and prosecuted domestic and international patent applications, conducted searches, patent invalidity and patentability analyses, created patent, technology, and market landscape reports, and directed IP matters of M&A due diligence.  While he is quick to learn new subject matter, Dominic has direct experience in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy, medical and surgical devices, surgical procedures, biotechnology, imaging systems and image analysis, ophthalmology, mechanical engineering, and oil and renewable energy production.

University of Washington (UW), Ph.D., Bioengineering
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

Chemical, Industrial & Materials

Oil & Gas

Medical Devices & Procedures

Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula


Cardiac Assist Device (E.g., LVAD & Heart Pumps)


Catheters & Probes

Dental Devices


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices



Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures


Ophthalmology & Eye Care

Prosthetics & Orthotics

Sports Medicine

Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Surgical Equipment

Tissue Engineering

Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Wound Care


Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

Transportation & Vehicles

Engines & Engine Components


Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
IP Strategy
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

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