Margaret Dunbar brings more than twenty years of leadership in intellectual property for life and health science enterprises. A registered patent attorney with broad expertise in business and legal aspects covering IP matters, Margaret has experience with regulatory issues, transactional commercial deals, and negotiations. Her experience spans complex license and collaboration matters, M&As, and high-volume portfolios.
Before joining Viridos, Margaret was General Counsel and Senior Director of Business Affairs for Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. She previously served as Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs for Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. She also has done long-term consulting for global agro-science and pharmaceutical companies, was in private practice as IP counsel at the Sonnenschein law firm and worked for several non-profits supporting their innovation programs and spinoffs.
Margaret holds a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis, and an M.S. in Animal Science and J.D. from the University of Idaho.