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Registered U.S. patent attorney with Ph.D. in microbiology specializing in biotechnology, pharmaceutical (small molecule and biologics) and medical device patent litigation and strategic counseling.


Practice areas


  1. Life Sciences & Biotechnology: 85%
    21 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 15%
    21 years

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Wiley Rein, LLP

1776 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20006


DCActive 199405/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Biotechnology LawBest Lawyers in Washington, DC/Baltimore2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ProfessorJohns Hopkins University Carey Business School2013 - Present
LecturerCatholic University Of America's Columbus School Of Law2013 - Present
PartnerBaker & Hostetler LLP2012 - 2014
PartnerDewey & Leboeuf LLP2007 - 2012
PartnerNixon Peabody LLP2006 - 2007
Intellectual Property Law Program DirectorUniversity Of Maryland School Of Law2001 - 2012
Judicial Clerk to (now Senior) Judge Raymond C. Clevenger IIIU.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Circuit Bar AssoicationN/A1993 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland State Bar AssociationPatent, Copyright, Trade Secret, Right of Publicity, Trademark Handbook for Maryland Business and Litigation Lawyers2013
Thomson ReutersPatent Law Handbook2012
Bloomberg BNAPatent Infringement Remedies2012
Thomson ReutersMedical Device Patents2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesMicrobiologyPhD - Doctorate1990
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ACI Medical Device PatentsThe In-House Perspective on Medical Device Patent Litigation: Limiting Liability and Managing and Reducing Costs2014
ACI Medical Device PatentsJoint Infringement post-Akamai2013
NACUA CLE WorkshopGene Diagnostics Patent Eligibility post-Myriad2012
BioWorld Webinar: Effects of BPCIA and Hatch-WaxmanBiosimilar Patents2011