Paul A. Stone, J.D. is a Partner of 5AM Ventures. Mr. Stone joined in July 2009 as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Partner in January 2016. In addition to his legal and operational responsibilities, he serves as a Board Observer at Kinestral, Rennovia and Wildcat. Mr. Stone has held managerial and operating roles at several private and public biopharmaceutical companies. Previously he was Senior VP, General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel at Ilypsa (acquired by Amgen). Prior to Ilypsa, he was VP, Chief Patent Counsel for Symyx (IPO). Mr. Stone received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and practiced as a Patent Attorney at Senniger, Powers, Leavitt & Roedel. He taught patent law, trade secrets law and licensing as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri and Santa Clara University. After receiving his degree in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Mr. Stone served as a Naval Officer on the USS NIMITZ and subsequently worked as an engineer at Boeing and Wisconsin Electric Power Company. Mr. Stone also served on the Board of Directors of a regional non-profit, Save the Bay. Mr. Stone is based in the San Francisco, CA office.
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