Jeffrey B. Safran, Ph.D.

Special Counsel

Renaissance Centre
405 N. King St., 8th Fl.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Dr. Safran’s practice includes all segments of patent and trademark prosecution, including the preparation of patent and trademark applications; portfolio development and management; client counseling; patentability, trademarkability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions; and due diligence.

Technical areas of Dr. Safran’s practice include all areas of biotechnology (such as biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, microbiology, and bacteriology), plant genetics, chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and herbicides, screening and diagnostic assays, diagnostic agents, and methods of treatment.

Dr. Safran also has extensive licensing experience, including intellectual property in-licensing and out-licensing, joint venture licensing, company-to-company licensing, and industry/university collaborations. Additionally, Dr. Safran works closely with the firm’s Mergers and Acquisition practice, counseling clients on the intellectual property aspects of their business transactions.


  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2003
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware, 1999-2000
  • Ph.D., University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, 1999
  • B.S., East Tennessee State University, Biology, 1992

    Research Editor, Temple Environmental and Technology Law Journal

Bar Admissions

Delaware, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office