Cecilia serves as a consultant to Wiley. She has extensive experience in intellectual property, including domestic and foreign patent prosecution of applications directed to biochemical, immunological, medical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnological arts.


Representative Matters

  • Prepares patentability, freedom-to-operate and validity opinions, and due diligence memoranda. 
  • Assists attorneys in various litigation matters such as reviews of discovery and production documents.
  • Assists in preparing deposition designations and counter-designations.

Professional Experience

  • Contract Registered Patent Agent (2009-2013)
  • Visiting Scientist, Rutgers University, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience (1997-1998)
  • Research Instructor and Laboratory Manager, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Cancer Center (1995-1997)
  • Senior Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate, Rutgers University, Department of Biological Sciences (1989-1995)
  • Charles and Johanna Busch Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University, Waksman Institute (1987-1989)


  • St. John’s Institute Golden Jubilee Top 50 in 50 Years Award (2009)

Practice Areas



M. Phil. & Ph.D., Pathobiology, Columbia University

B.S., Med. Tech., cum laude, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Bar and Court Memberships

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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