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Michael Krupp, Jessica Wolff, President George W. Bush, Wayne Paugh

BioCrossroadsLINX, a non-profit organization established by Indiana’s BioCrossroads to promote the state’s drug-development and -manufacturing resources, said this week that Michael Krupp has joined the organization as special consultant for the San Diego region.
Krupp will be housed in the La Jolla, Calif., offices of CONNECT, a San Diego-area organization of businesses and universities designed to facilitate the formation of “new economy” companies in biotechnology and telecommunications.
Most recently, Krupp served as a mentor for CONNECT’s Springboard program, which helps bioentrepreneurs in San Diego organize new businesses. Krupp has also consulted for San Diego-area tech-transfer groups and taught drug commercialization courses in the pharmacy doctorate program at the University of Southern California.
Krupp has also held various product development, licensing, business development, and strategic marketing positions at Chugai Pharma and Pfizer.

Cooley Godward Kronish said last week that Jessica Wolff is joining the firm’s San Diego office as a partner in the intellectual property practice group.
Wolff, who is a shareholder in the San Diego office of law firm Heller Ehrman, will focus on IP litigation and patent portfolio management in the life science industry. Wolff earned a BS in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College, an MS in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

President George W. Bush last week announced his intention to appoint Wayne Paugh, as coordinator for international intellectual property enforcement at the Department of Commerce.
Paugh currently serves as senior advisor and acting coordinator for international intellectual property enforcement at the Department of Commerce. Prior to this, he served as senior counsel at Venable LLP. Earlier in his career, he served as chief of staff to the under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Paugh received a master's degree from the University of Miami and JD from George Mason University School of Law.

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