Patrick J. Hagan

Mr. Hagan, a native Philadelphian, is experienced in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological patent prosecution, both U.S. and foreign, and in patent licensing.

A 1970 graduate of Villanova University (B.S. Chemistry), Mr. Hagan has also pursued post-graduate studies in biochemistry at Villanova. He received his J.D. from The American University’s Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., in 1975. He is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia (1978) and Pennsylvania (1978).

Before joining Dann Dorfman, he served as Law Clerk/Technical Advisor to J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Senior Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (subsequently merged into the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), Patent Advisor in the Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy, and Examiner in the field of organic chemistry (Group 120), at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Hagan served as court-appointed Master in Hoganas AB v. Dresser Industries, Inc., Civil No. 89-304 (W.D. PA, filed October 13, 1988), in which his report was adopted as the opinion of the Court, and was affirmed on appeal to the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit. 28 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1936 (Fed.Cir. 1993). He has also testified as an expert witness in patent litigation, concerning matters of Patent and Trademark Office practice and procedure.

Mr. Hagan is an active member of the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA-President, 1995-96). He has been a speaker at seminars sponsored by the Biotechnology Subcommittee of the Chemical Practice Committee of the AIPLA and the Chemical Practice Committee of the PIPLA.