Mojdeh Bahar, J.D., M.A., CLP
Chief of the Cancer Branch
Office of Technology Transfer, NIH
Mojdeh Bahar is the Chief of the Cancer Branch at the Office of Technology Transfer, NIH where she leads a group of Licensing and Patenting Managers responsible for patenting and licensing NIH and FDA inventions in the areas of cancer, gene therapy, and biological response modifiers. She joined the Office in January 2004. Prior to joining the Office, Mojdeh was an Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where she examined applications related to pharmaceutical compositions and their employment in methods of treating diseases and conditions, and assisted in classifying and assigning cases for examination.
In 2007-2008 Mojdeh was elected and served as Member-at-Large of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). Since October 2008, she has served as Regional Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the FLC. In that capacity, she has build alliances with other organizations to advance Federal Technology Transfer. She was re-elected for a second term in May 2010.
Mojdeh is a patent attorney registered to practice before the USPTO, the State of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit. She is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). Mojdeh is a 2000 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was co-founder and editor of Margins: Maryland's Law Journal on Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. She completed the Health law Program, was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity, and the recipient of the William P. Cunningham Award for exceptional achievement and service. She received a Master of Arts degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Chemistry and French from Dickinson College. She has spoken on a wide spectrum of topics ranging from restriction practice, double patenting, and claim drafting to technology commercialization, business development, and licensing. Mojdeh is the recipient of an NIH Director’s Award, a Mentorship Award, and two Merit Awards.