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Thomas P. McCracken JD ’93 was appointed Vice President of Intellectual Property at MAP Pharmaceuticals. McCracken has extensive legal experience within the healthcare industry. Most recently, he was Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel at Durect Corporation, where he was responsible for management, development and creation of all intellectual property assets. He was previously with PowderJect Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for managing IP assets and services across all research and development functions of the company, including vaccines, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. Prior to PowderJect, Mr. McCracken was in private patent law practice and specialized in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biomedical engineering and medical devices. His knowledge of the biotechnology field is further supplemented with several years of technical experience in research and development at privately held biopharmaceutical companies, including research activities at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic. McCracken holds a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego and a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. He is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the State Bar of California.