List of graduate courses completed

Jack S. Emery, J.D., PhD
Mailing address: 2081 NW Everett St. #101
Portland, OR 97209
Physical address: Davao City, Philippines
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PhD (bioengineering), Arizona State University, 2010. Dissertation on computational molecular modeling of peptide interactions with proteins. Extensive graduate level course work in molecular biology and bioinformatics in addition to bioengineering curriculum. Arizona State University, GPA 4.0/4.0.

Graduate courses in computer science to fulfill community college accreditation requirement of 18 graduate credits in teaching field. University of Arizona, University of Idaho, Arizona State University, 1998-2003, GPA 4.0/4.0. Arizona community college teaching certificate in computer science.

M.S. (biomedical engineering), Arizona State University, 1995. GPA 4.0/4.0. Thesis on computational analysis of nerve cuff electrode signals.

J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University College of Law, 1975. First in class of 128, John S. Armstrong Award recipient (presented to outstanding member of each graduating class). Law Review.

B.S. (civil engineering), Utah State University, 1970, top five percent.

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent Office (1995).

Member of State Bar of Arizona in good standing since 1975, admitted to U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1976) and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1978).


November 2010 to present: Private law practice, focusing on patent prosecution and patent strategy for individual academics and research professionals.

February 2007 to 2008: Intellectual property specialist, Center for Innovations in Medicine, Arizona Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University. Full time responsibility for intellectual property development for an innovation-driven biotech research center with a research staff of approximately 50 scientists and technologists.

2004 to 2006 and 2009-2010: Full time Phd student, Harrington Department of Bioengineering, Arizona State University.

1997 to 2003: Member of computer science faculty of Cochise College, Sierra Vista, Arizona. Responsible for teaching courses in programming (C, C++, Java, Perl, Visual Basic, Data Structures, Algorithms) and designed, created, and delivered the college's online C, Java, and Visual Basic programming offerings.

Since 1995 and currently: Various law-related projects on an individual basis, including managing a complex decedent's estate as trustee, writing a textbook on civil procedure law, consulting on financial and securities litigation matters, and handling pro bono cases under the Arizona Volunteer Lawyer's Program.

1978 to 1995: Private law practice focusing on financial and securities litigation. Over a ten year period managed (on behalf of three participating law firms) securities class action litigation involving multiple lawsuits and leading to (then) Arizona record $14 million settlement. Represented private clients in a variety of commercial litigation, corporate, and contract matters.

1978 to 1985: Conducted part-time pro bono practice from office in South Phoenix representing clients lacking access to legal system.

1975 to 1978: Associate attorney with Wentworth & Lundin, a Phoenix law firm engaged in general corporate, real estate, and litigation practice (since merged with Gallagher & Kennedy).

Summer, 1974: Summer associate with O'Melveny & Myers in the Los Angeles office.

1971 to 1972: Engineer in training, Arizona Department of Transportation.

1971: Officer candidate, USMC, Quantico, Virginia. Honorably discharged at convenience of government.

1970: engineer in training, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Research Center, West Palm Beach, Florida.


U.S. Patents Nos. 8,026,731 and 8,633,710 (Method and apparatus for constructing images from measurements of impedance)

U.S. Patent No. 9,285,402 (Apparatus and methods for estimating impedance in conductive medium)


Bilingual in Spanish. Former co-publisher of and frequent contributor to El Sol, Arizona's (then) only Spanish language newspaper. Reading fluency in Portuguese.

References and writing samples provided on request.


Halperin, RF, Stafford, P, Emery, J, et al. (2012) GuiTope: an application for mapping random-sequence peptides to protein sequences BMC Bioinformatics 13:1.

Greving MP, Belcher PE, Diehnelt CW, Gonzalez-Moa MJ, Emery J, et al. (2010) Thermodynamic Additivity of Sequence Variations: An Algorithm for Creating High Affinity Peptides Without Large Libraries or Structural Information. PLoS ONE 5(11): e15432. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015432

Jack S. Emery, Linda L. Edwards, and J. Stanley Edwards, Civil Procedure and Litigation, A Practical Approach, West Publishing Co. (2000), a textbook on civil procedure law.

El Estudio de Inteligencia Artificial en la Universidad de Arizona (Spanish), chapter accepted for publication in forthcoming book on artificial intelligence research in northern Mexico and the Mexico - U.S. border region.

Tutorial on Bioinformatics (Spanish), Segundo Simposium Academico, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Nov. 13, 2003.

Tutorial on CGI Scripts (Spanish), 3o Symposium Internacional de Sistemas Computacionales e Informatica, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Nov. 1, 2000.

Emery, JS, Finite Element Solution Of Inverse Nerve Recording Problem, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, v.22 supp.1 p.90 (1994)(poster and abstract).

Emery, J, The Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Practice, 1974 Ariz. St. L.J. 777.