Morehouse College, B.S., 2001
Washington University in St. Louis, M.A., 2003
Washington University in St. Louis, Ph.D., 2007
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2013
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Dr. Leslie Streeter enjoys working with clients to strategize and to provide business solutions related to all aspects of intellectual property – particularly patent preparation and prosecution, intellectual property due diligence, patentability opinions, freedom to practice evaluations, competitive technology assessments and strategic portfolio development – in the areas of chemistry, biotechnology, oil & gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, polymers and specialty chemicals.
With 10 years of IP experience, Leslie began his career as a patent agent at Fulbright & Jaworksi (now Norton Rose Fulbright). He then moved in-house and held positions with LyondellBasell and Kraton Polymers. Leslie was the Director of IP at Kraton. In his corporate roles, Leslie integrated strategic IP management processes, and implemented a number of cost-cutting measures.
Leslie has provided IP counsel in a wide range of industries and technologies, including pharmaceutical, food science and technology, offshore production risers, blow out preventer systems, soil remediation configurations, drilling muds, enhanced oil recovery, seismic detection systems, packers, fluid supply systems, containment systems for offshore well control, reservoir stimulation, water purification systems, electrical apparatus with quick connect components, wireless medical diagnostic devices, microfluidic devices, oilfield chemicals, and refining. Other experience includes a variety of involvement in licensing, transfer and acquisition of intellectual property.
Prior to beginning his intellectual property career, Leslie was an academic researcher. His doctoral dissertation focused on the development of a polymer bound diiron acyl complex and its application in organic synthesis. After completing his doctoral studies, Leslie was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas the Medical Branch.