Charles Dadswell

SVP, General Counsel at Illumina


Charles Dadswell is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Illumina. Charles has held this position since April 2013.

Previously, they were the Vice President, General Counsel Americas and Corporate Director, Global Intellectual Property at bioMerieux from January 2011 to April 2013.

Before that, they were the Vice President US Intellectual Property at GlaxoSmithKline from January 1993 to December 2007.

Charles began their career as a Patent Attorney at Procter & Gamble from January 1992 to December 1993.

Charles then became the General Counsel at BioDelivery Sciences from January 2008 to February 2011.

Lastly, they were an Intern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from January 1991 to December 1992.

Charles Dadswell has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ferris State University, a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, and a Master of Laws in Patent Law and Trade Regulation from The George Washington University Law School.

They are on a team with Kevin Pegels - Chief of Global Operations, Alex Aravanis - CTO, Head of Research & Product Development, and Phil Febbo - Chief Medical Officer. Their manager is Francis deSouza , President & CEO.



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