Jila Bakker

Senior Patent Agent

281-970-4545 ext. 117

Jila graduated from Rice University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and German. During her time at Rice, Jila performed research on the enzymatic degradation of environmental toxins, including DDT. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Jila attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she received her doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology with an emphasis on Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences in 2002. While at Hopkins, Jila’s thesis research included developing a diagnostic test for liver cancer.

Jila’s expertise includes a wide variety of technologies relating to the biomedical sciences, medical devices, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, food chemistry, and many other technical areas.

Jila has worked in the patent field since 2002, first as a technical advisor, and then as a patent agent following her registration before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2003. Jila joined Fletcher Yoder in April, 2005.


  • B.S., Rice University, 1996, Biochemistry and German
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2002, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology