Timothy J. Doyle Ph.D.

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

Timothy Doyle focuses his practice on developing patent portfolios to protect chemistry-based inventions for clients in the biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He assists clients in securing patent protection for their products, maximizing market exclusivity, and in understanding and navigating potential validity and freedom to operate issues.

Tim’s years as a process chemist in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and as a Hatch-Waxman litigator give him invaluable experience and insight into the complexities surrounding all forms of chemistry-related intellectual property. As a result, he is able to thoroughly analyze complex issues and develop efficient solutions to the problems confronting his clients.

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Patent Prosecution
  • Drafted and prosecuted U.S. and Patent CooperationTreaty patent applications in pharmaceutical and chemical arts.
Patent Opinions
  • Drafted freedom-to-operate and validity opinions relating to APIs, polymorphs, pharmaceutical dosage forms, methods of use, and API and dosage form manufacturing processes, which allowed clients to guide future research and development efforts.
Patent Litigation
  • Experienced in all aspects of  patent litigation (including Hatch-Waxman litigation), including pleadings, fact and expert discovery, Markman hearings, motion practice, trials, and appeals. 
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Experience

Patent Prosecution
  • Drafted and prosecuted U.S. and Patent CooperationTreaty patent applications in pharmaceutical and chemical arts.
  • Developed small molecule patent portfolios for several start-up pharmaceutical companies, which enabled the companies to generate investment capital including by initial public offering.
Patent Opinions
  • Drafted freedom-to-operate and validity opinions relating to APIs, polymorphs, pharmaceutical dosage forms, methods of use, and API and dosage form manufacturing processes, which allowed clients to guide future research and development efforts.
Patent Litigation
  • Experienced in all aspects of  patent litigation (including Hatch-Waxman litigation), including pleadings, fact and expert discovery, Markman hearings, motion practice, trials, and appeals. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society

Pro Bono

  • Through Human Rights First, successfully assisted a refugee from Zimbabwe in being granted asylum.
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications for clients through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Prior Positions

  • Wyeth: Principal Scientist I (2004 to 2006)
  • Purdue Pharma L.P.: Principal Scientist (2003 to 2004)
  • Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Senior Scientist (2000 to 2003)
  • Zeneca Agriculture Products: Senior Process Research Chemist (1996 to 2000)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 58,127
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2010, cum laude
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996
  • B.S., Chemistry, West Virginia University, 1989