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, resident in the Pittsburgh office.

Dr. Wadsworth holds a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Pittsburgh, where much of his research focused on the biochemical characterization of molecular motor proteins and mycobacteriophage recombinase proteins, as well as isolating new mycobacteriophage and describing of their lysogenic behavior. His scientific experience spans a wide range of topics from basic molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and biochemistry to biophysics and protein structure determination.

While Dr. Wadsworth’s training and research focused primarily on biochemistry and biophysics, he has 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 while continuing to accumulate experience in 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. 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.


  • 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