snicolaou_150pxDr. Shihong Nicolaou has been with the University TTO since 2003. Her key responsibility is to manage a large and complex IP portfolio at UCSD including patent, trademark and copyright as a valuable university resource. Dr. Nicolaou directs inventions through the complex domestic and foreign patent filings and provides strategies to maximize the value of the university inventions during the filing and prosecution process. She also exerts fiscal control of TTO patent activities.

Prior to joining UC San Diego, Dr. Nicolaou had various experiences in biotech and pharmaceutical industry over eight years. She worked in pharmaceutical R&D at Pfizer, Agouron and Genentech.

Dr. Nicolaou holds a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas. She is a registered patent agent at USPTO.


  • Shihong Nicolaou, PhD Intellectual Property Manager
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