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Green-Arrow Network's founder, Scott Sneddon, is a long-time tech. executive, entrepreneur, scientist, and IP attorney. Working with a network of other IP professionals, Scott brings his broad experience to advise and counsel emerging tech companies on the strategic management of their intellectual property assets
Scott F. Sneddon, Ph.D., J.D. received a Bachelors of Philosophy (an undergraduate thesis research degree) from the Pennsylvania State University, for work developing computer graphics representations of quantum chemical properties of molecules. He received his doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Chemistry and Biophysics, for work developing computational quantum models of electron transfer in proteins, and for statistical mechanics computations related to protein conformation and folding.
Scott spent the first part of his industrial career as a research scientist and team leader at Pfizer Inc, where he helped expand the computational chemistry group, eventually leading a team of spectroscopists, crystallographers and computational scientists to create Pfizer's structure-based drug design program. Following Pfizer, Scott spent 10 years as a Research Fellow and Scientific Director at Genzyme Corporation, helping to establish Genzyme's small-molecule Drug Discovery Group. Scott was actively engaged in all phases of the drug discovery process, including: robotic synthesis of chemical libraries, bio-assay design and high throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, and ADME/TOX/PK and clinical trial design. During this time, he developed a unified discovery informatics system (playfully called "Disco") using open-source web platforms and custom code. This first of its kind approach has been featured by Apple Computer on their "Science Profiles" site.
Scott then received his J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School, spending his 3L year as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law. Following law school, Scott worked in the Technology Companies group at Goodwin Procter in Boston, where he counseled numerous startup companies in areas ranging from intellectual property, to venture financing. Scott is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, and is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
As an entrepreneur, Scott has created a new technology for crowdsourcing content for shared interest communities that draws on methods in data-mining, visualization, graph-theory and computational mechanics to create a fun, informal and informative way of cutting through the incredible volume of content on the modern web. In addition to performing essentially all of the technical work for the project, he was also responsible for developing the business and financial plan, pitching, sales and licensing. The assets of the company are currently available for sale or license. During this time, Scott bootstrapped his venture by consulting with CleanTech companies in IP licensing, trademark prosecution, and grant-writing.
Scott combines deep subject matter expertise in computational methods, chemistry, and biology, extensive industrial experience in biotech, pharma and internet/new media, and legal training in IP law. Scott knows how technology and business strategy fit together, and how these valuable forms of IP can be developed, protected, and monetized.