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John Astor Cleveland, Jr.

General Patent Counsel

Assembly Biosciences, LLC

John Astor Cleveland, Jr. is currently General Patent Counsel for Assembly Biosciences, LLC, where he develops and manages their virology patent portfolio. He has served as in-house patent counsel for Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca, and held a position as an adjunct professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law (teaching an advanced course on pharmaceutical exclusivity law). He has also served as outside patent counsel at several law firms.  Prior to his legal career, John was a research scientist at Dow Chemical in the analytical sciences laboratory and Dow AgroSciences as a group leader in discovery chemistry. He holds a J.D. in law from The Indiana University McKinney School of Law (cum laude), M.S./Ph.D. in chemistry from Cornell University, and B.S. in chemistry from Furman University (cum laude).

Assembly Biosciences, LLC, is an ambitious biopharmaceutical company with cutting-edge therapeutic clinical candidates capable of improving the lives of millions living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection around the world, and research programs focused on the discovery of novel antivirals to treat devastating viral diseases, including HBV, hepatitis delta virus (HDV) and herpesviruses.

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