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Ece Auffarth

Ludwig Institute’s IP Office, New York
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
United States of America


I joined the Ludwig Institute’s Technology Licensing Team as Intellectual Property Manager in New York in 2015. I received my Ph.D. in molecular genetics and microbiology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2003. Upon completing my graduate studies, I worked at Darby & Darby P.C., a boutique intellectual property law firm, as scientific advisor. In that position, I was responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications, coordinating U.S. and international patent filings and maintaining client intellectual property portfolios. Following that, I held a position as scientific project manager at New York University Langone Medical Center, where I was responsible for managing the administration of a multi-institutional research program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Before joining the Ludwig Institute, I spent five years as contract and licensing manager at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In that position, I participated in the intellectual property protection, marketing, negotiation and licensing of Einstein’s technologies, as well as managing various innovation program collaborations with large pharmaceutical companies. I am a registered patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Research Interest

Technology developinig, patent licensing


  • Ostapchuk, Philomena, et al. "Functional interaction of the adenovirus IVa2 protein with adenovirus type 5 packaging sequences." Journal of virology 79.5 (2005): 2831-2838.

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