Francis J. Coffey, Ph.D.

Dr. Coffey is an associate patent attorney who primarily assists in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of biotechnology related patents, both U.S. and foreign.

Dr. Coffey received a B.S. in Biology from Villanova University and a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Thomas Jefferson University. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2013. Dr. Coffey received his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 2017.

Prior to joining Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, Dr. Coffey completed five years of postdoctoral training at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. During that time, Dr. Coffey was the recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.

As a scientific researcher, Dr. Coffey focused on the fields of cell and molecular biology, immunology, and virology. In particular, he has extensive experience studying various aspects of lymphocyte development, the immune response, and autoimmunity. Dr. Coffey’s research has been published in prominent scientific journals including Immunity and The Journal of Experimental Medicine.