Sandra D. Brown, PhD, Esq

VP of IP & Legal Affairs


Dr. Brown has extensive experience in procuring domestic and international intellectual property protection in fields such as computer hardware and software, videogames, medical devices, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, semiconductor devices, and mechanical devices. Dr. Brown's experience also includes due diligence analysis of portfolios for licensing and M&A, opinion work, and litigation. Prior to joining Akili, Dr. Brown practiced at an international law firm and as in-house counsel at Hewlett-Packard Company. Her doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) involved applying spectroscopic techniques to study carbon nanotubes and other nanotechnology, conducting polymers, semiconductor materials, and biological systems. As a postdoctoral member of technical staff at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, Dr.Brown conducted research in optoelectronic devices.  Dr. Brown earned her law degree from the Fordham University School of Law, her Ph.D. in Physics from M.I.T., and a B.A./M.A. in Physics from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

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