Ms. Rooke has more than 11 years of work experience in intellectual property including patent prosecution, technology transfer, and licensing. She has been working in the technology transfer and advancement office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for over 6 years where her responsibilities include drafting and negotiating wide array of transactional agreements including licensing terms with global pharmaceutical companies and academia.
Prior to joining NIH, she served as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for over 4 years where she examined patent applications in inorganic and organic chemistry and biotechnology (Technology Center 1600). Accordingly, Ms. Rooke has ample knowledge of the patent filing process (both domestic and abroad), as well as extensive patent examination experience involving analyzing prosecution strategies.
She is an author or coauthor of several scientific research publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her publications cover topics in organic chemistry and molecular biology. She is a recipient of numerous awards including: NIH/NIDDK, You Make a Difference Award, March 2013, September 2014; NIH/NIAID, Merit Award, For Contributing to the Establishment of a Determination of Exceptional Circumstances for Intellectual Property Rights in Extramural Screening and Evaluation Agreements, November 2012; and NIH OTD Individual Award, March 2011 and March 2012.