Biochemist/JD who examines patents at the USPTO
Washington D.C. Metro Area
A former Primary Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Binta Robinson has examined more than 100 United States patent applications. She received her Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where she focused on intellectual property law, attaining further legal and patent knowledge through membership in the United States Patent and Trademark Office Legal Society. Binta Robinson utilizes this knowledge, in addition to a solid background in biochemistry and invaluable research experience, in her role as Patent Examiner. Binta Robinson received her high school diploma from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, a college preparatory school in Washington, D.C. She went on to pursue undergraduate study at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Robinson completed research during these years, including being one of the authors on an article that appeared in the peer-reviewed Journal of Paleopathology in 1992. During her summers between her college years at Spelman College, she served as a research intern at the University of California, Riverside, researching characterization of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfates (SDS) micelle; during her summers between her college years at Spelman College, Binta Robinson also traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she completed another research internship at Harvard University School of Public Health, studying the effects of cystic fibrosis on inflammation reduction by macrophages. She received her Bachelor of Science from Spelman College in 1996. Binta Robinson has examined more than 100 U.S. patent applications, rendering opinions based on the technical aspects of prior patented developments and the resulting legal requirements for eligible inventions. Ms. Robinson lives in Washington, D.C. and enjoys exploring the city in her free time.