Candice R. Jones

Associate

Candice Jones focuses her practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and client counseling in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Candice has a particular interest in the cosmetics and medical device industries. Her experience includes U.S. district court litigations, primarily concerning Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Additionally, Candice assists with the preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications, including design patent applications, on behalf of domestic and foreign clients.

Prior to attending law school, Candice spent more than a decade in the biotechnology arena as a scientist. She began as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). After completing her NIAID fellowship, Candice was awarded a competitive grant from the NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), and conducted research at Johns Hopkins University. Throughout her career, Candice has worked at several notable biopharmaceutical corporations, focusing on researching, developing, and designing novel adenovector-based therapeutics and vaccines, using a gene delivery platform; and designing innovative custom assays, for market, in the fields of molecular biology and genomics. Candice also has an extensive background in high-throughput, cutting-edge, molecular biology techniques, utilizing automation. During her graduate studies, Candice’s thesis work focused on Bacteriophage Mu Derepression and the Effect of SsrA Tagged Repressor Peptides.

Candice also served as an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law from 2017 to 2020, co-teaching Current Topics in Patent Law: Public Policy, Public Service, and Social Engineering Implications in the 21st Century and Introduction to Patent Law.

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Howard University School of Law 2016
    • Vice president, Intellectual Property Student Association
    • Recipient, CALI Award – Civil Rights Planning
    • Recipient, CALI Award – Copyrights
    • Recipient, CALI Award, Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing
  • M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Georgetown University 2006
    • Research grant recipient, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • B.S. Biology with honors Hampton University 2001

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

Recognition
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  • Named to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll by the District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Center and the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission for devoting over 100 hours of pro bono services in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Mentor, Capital Partners for Education