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Yvonne  Shyntum


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J.D., Georgia State University

Ph.D., Molecular and Systems Pharmacology,
Emory University

B.Sc ., Biochemistry,
University of Ibadan Nigeria


  • Georgia
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
Yvonne Shyntum, J.D., Ph.D.
Tel: 404.879.2154
Fax: 404.879.2160
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Yvonne Shyntum is an intellectual property lawyer whose practice focuses primarily on all aspects of patent prosecution, due diligence, and portfolio management in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Dr. Shyntum works diligently with her clients to best achieve their patent prosecution goals. Dedicated to client service and sensitive to her clients’ budgetary requirements, Dr. Shyntum is passionate about the law, science, technology, the clients she serves, and the colleagues with whom she works. She places a premium on developing personal relationships, and strives to provide individualized attention and service.
Dr. Shyntum seeks to overcome obstacles through thorough preparation, constructive communication, technical know-how, and creativity. She is interested in achieving immediate results for her clients. Her goal is to continuously understand her client’s needs, and then to deliver legal solutions that address and fortify their commercial agenda.
Dr. Shyntum’s experience includes drafting and prosecuting US patent applications, drafting invalidity, freedom to operate and non- infringement opinion letters, and advising clients on patent prosecution strategy. She also works with international associates to guide the prosecution of foreign patent applications.
Dr. Shyntum is a Registered Patent Agent with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Dr. Shyntum is also involved with the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).
Dr. Shyntum earned her Ph.D. in the Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Program (MSP) at Emory University in 2005. Her dissertation research was in the areas of pharmacology, nutrition, and toxicology, resulting in a “Toxicology Scholar” award by the MSP Program. She has extensive experience in molecular biology, animal models of human disease, redox biology, and toxicology.

Select Publications

  • Stem Cell Patents—Reexamination/Litigation -The Last 5 Years. Tissue Engineering Part B. (1):87-90 (2009)
  • “Dietary sulfur amino acid supplementation improves indices of intestinal adaptation in a rat model of short bowl syndrome”. J. Nutrition, 139(12):2272-8 (2009) (Editors pick)
  • “Inadequate sulfur amino acid intake oxidizes thiol/disulfide redox status in rat plasma and small intestinal and colonic mucosa”. J. Nutrition, 36:1242-1248 (2006)

Select Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in: Torts, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Immigration Law and Basic Federal Taxation – 2011-2013, Intellectual Property Scholarship – 2012, Toxicology Scholar, Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Program, Emory University- 2005