Patrick J. Halloran, Ph.D., J.D.
Please note that this blog does not provide legal advice.
Pat has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School (now the Rosalind Franklin Institute (North Chicago, IL) (1994)). He also completed post-doctoral studies at The National Cancer Institute (1994-1996) where he developed novel approaches for gene therapy of melanoma. Pat has been an attorney (IL) since 1999 after graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law, which was recently ranked as one of the top five law schools for Intellectual Property in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report link). Pat also has a B.A. in Biology from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL; 1989) where he was on two NCAA Division III National Championship football teams (1985, 1986). He currently resides in Center Valley, PA.
Pat began his intellectual property career at Banner & Witcoff in 1996. Later that same year, he joined McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff (Chicago, IL; 1996-2001) as a scientific advisor / patent agent / patent attorney. In those roles, he counseled large, mid-size, and start-up biopharmaceutical companies as well as investment groups regarding various intellectual property issues. In 2001, Pat joined Sanofi Pasteur (then Aventis Pasteur) as Director of Intellectual Property attorney where he was responsible for all domestic and international intellectual property issues relating to the Cancer Program as well as various infectious disease programs. He has operated an independent intellectual property consulting firm since 2005. His clients include large, mid-size, and start-up biopharmaceutical companies as well as independent inventors. The services provided include analysis of new products and / or acquisition targets; patent and license portfolio evaluation; license negotiation and drafting; product life cycle planning including Paragraph IV / Hatch-Waxman-related strategic planning; patentability, invalidity, and freedom-to-operate opinions; and, patent and trademark prosecution (including patent term extensions).
Pat is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Chemical Society, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Licensing Executives Society.