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Shelly M. Fujikawa, Ph.D.

Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

1191 Second Avenue, 20th Fl
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206-336-5690
Facsimile: 206-336-5691

Author, FDA Lawyers Blog,

  • Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
  • Scientific Specialties
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chemistry


Dr. Fujikawa's practice focuses on the patent prosecution of biotechnology and chemical technologies in both domestic and foreign jurisdictions as well as freedom to operate and patentability opinions.


Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP [Associate] 2010 - Present

Darby & Darby [Associate, Patent Agent, and Scientific Advisor] 2003 - 2010


B.S. Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College, 1998 (with high distinction)
Ph.D. Genetics, Harvard University, 2003
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2008


2005, Langmuir, "Shrink-wrap vesicles". Langmuir 21:12124-9 (2005).

2004, Bioorg. Med. Chem., "Synthesis and biological evaluation of disubstituted N6-cyclopentyladenine analogues: the search for a neutral antagonist with high affinity for the adenosine A1 receptor".

2003, Science, "Experimental models of primitive cellular components: encapsulation, growth, and division."

2002, J. Med. Chem., "5'-Deoxy congeners of 9-(3-amido-3-deoxy-b-D-xylofuranosyl)-N6-cyclopentyladenine: new adenosine A1 receptor antagonists and inverse agonists."

2002, Poster at Bioastronomy 2002: Life among the stars, Hamilton, Island, Australia, "Mineral-catalyzed formation of biological compounds."


2002, Bioastronomy 2002: Life among the stars, Hamilton Island, Australia, "First steps to engineering a protocell."