Timothy J. Doyle

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

Timothy Doyle focuses his intellectual property practice in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. He draws on his extensive background as a research chemist in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries to assist clients in those industries with patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate and validity opinions, and patent litigation. His ability to thoroughly analyze complex issues allows him to 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, chemical and mechanical 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.
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 Cooperation Treaty patent applications in pharmaceutical, chemical and mechanical 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.
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
  • [Not admitted in 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

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Additional Discovery of Clinical Trial Data in Inter Partes Review
By Timothy J. Doyle, David N. Farsiou
March 30, 2018
In Apotex, Inc. et al. v. Novartis AG (IPR 2017-00854, paper 47 dated Feb. 5, 2018), petitioner Apotex sought, and was granted, discovery of a Phase III clinical trial protocol from patent owner Novartis. The patent at issue in the IPR...
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