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Dr. Sander Rabin

Sander Rabin, M.D., J.D. is an intellectual property attorney with a unique background in law, medicine, and engineering. He is writing the book “Anticipating Transhuman Law”.
With a highly diversified professional and academic history, Sander earned his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from New York University before enrolling in graduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, during which time he worked for the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. Following receipt of his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from RPI, he chose to continue his education at Columbia Law School, earning his J.D. three years later. From Columbia, he commenced a career in commercial litigation, holding associate positions at various law firms in New York.
Seeking further professional development, Sander left the legal field to enroll at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, from which he gained his M.D. in 1984. After medical school, he completed a rigorous course of clinical training as a medical intern at The New York Hospital, and as a resident and postgraduate fellow at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 1990, he began a busy practice as an ophthalmologist and Physician-Manager of Eye Care Services at Community Health Plan: Kaiser Permanente Northeast Division in Poughkeepsie, serving in these capacities for the next seven years.
After an eye injury prevented him from further practice in ophthalmologic microsurgery, he took a five-year sabbatical, during which he authored two textbooks on medical law, performed as Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School, and passed the USPTO registration exam. Since then, he has performed as an associate at Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts, LLC; served as patent counsel for Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP; and launched a solo practice as a biomedical patent attorney. Today,he focuses his practice on international patent law for corporate and individual clients invested in biomedical innovation.
Sander authored Medical Malpractice: Handling Ophthalmology Cases, The Eye Care: Professional’s Guide to the Information Age, and Managed Care Law and Liability. He also authored The human use of humanoid beings: chimeras and patent law and The gatekeepers of hES cell products.
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