Omoruyi Osula, PhD is a registered patent agent who focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology arts.  Omoruyi also conducts non-infringement, due diligence and patent landscape analyses, as well as legal opinions. His areas of expertise include pharmaceutical formulations, medical devices, antibody-based anti-cancer drugs, mass spectrometry, proteomics, and chromatography-based protein separation.

Omoruyi’s doctoral research focused on developing mass spectrometry and protein cleavage-based methods for the improved identification of post-translationally modified mitotic proteins.  This work led to two awards, two articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and afforded opportunities to present at international conferences.  Prior to joining Wood IP, Omoruyi spent several years as a patent agent with Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox.

Omoruyi’s interests also lie outside intellectual property, as he is the author of a poetry book, which was featured at the annual Baltimore Book Festival.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ph.D., Pharmacology, 2012

Morehouse College
B.S., Biology, 2004, magna cum laudePhi Beta Kappa

United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Osula, O.; Stephen, S.; Cotter, R.J. Identification of protein SUMOylation sites by mass spectrometry using combined microwave-assisted aspartic acid cleavage and tryptic digestion. Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 2012, 47, 644-654.
  • Cubenas-Potts, C.; Srikumar, T.; Lee, C.; Osula, O.; Subramonian, D., Zhang, X.-D., Cotter, R.J., Raught, B. and Matunis, M.J. Identification of SUMO2/3 modified proteins associated with mitotic chromosomes. Proteomics. 2015, 15, 763-772..