Curtis C. Wadsworth

Curtis C. Wadsworth

Registered Patent Attorney

Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.454.5832    Fax: 412.281.0717

Curtis C. Wadsworth is an associate and a registered patent attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP. He is a member of the firm's Health Sciences Department, resident in the Pittsburgh office.

Dr. Wadsworth holds a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Pittsburgh, where his research focused on the biochemical and biophysical characterization of molecular motor proteins and mycobacteriophage recombinase proteins. His scientific experience spans a wide range of topics including protein biochemistry and biophysics, protein purification and structural determination. In addition, he has substantial experience in molecular biology, microbiology and genetics.

Dr. Wadsworth uses his training and biochemistry and biophysics experience, performing due diligence, drafting freedom-to-operate and non-infringement opinions, and assessing the competitive landscape for produces in the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical devices fields. He has accumulated experience analyzing complex legal and technical issues relating to small molecule chemistry, lipid and glycolipid chemistry, organic synthesis, peptide and nucleic acid mimetics, catalysis, nanoparticle and quantum dot chemistry, as well as the pharmaceutical and the biochemical applications of these molecules.  

Dr. Wadsworth has also accrued immense experience in the chemical arts through his patent practice. Having worked closely with notable chemists, Dr. Wadsworth has gained significant experience in material and polymer science, adsorbent chemistry, and the plastics industry.

The breadth of this experience, ability to clearly and concisely define the problem and analyze experimental results, working knowledge of current and historical scientific methodologies, and experience drafting and prosecuting patents in wide variety of arts brings valuable expertise and insight into the patent process, competitive intelligence and strategic counseling.



  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2011
  • Ph.D., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Bethany College, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Practice Areas