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About J. Patrick

J. Patrick Finn III is the Managing Principal of the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes patent preparation and prosecution, strategic portfolio management, patentability and freedom-to-operate searching and analysis, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, opinions, due diligence investigations, licensing and counseling in the medical biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and medical science fields.

His projects have involved subject matter such as novel nucleic acid constructs, engineered antibodies, gene therapies, vaccines, antisense therapeutics, RNA interference therapeutics, genome editing techniques, stem cells, transgenic plants, transgenic animals, proteomics, transcription factors, regulator elements, cell culture techniques, high-throughput screening assays, diagnostic assays and agents, microarrays, medical devices, and potential treatments for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, allergy, arthritis, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Finn works with universities, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, investment firms, and emerging and established companies in the field of biotechnology.

His licensing experience includes university/industry collaborations, patent out-licensing and in-licensing programs, and joint ventures.

As a PhD candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Finn acquired extensive experience in molecular and cellular biology. In particular, he regularly performed molecular cloning and protein purification techniques as well as analytical activity assays such as transport assays designed to measure neurotransmitter transport into vesicles. One focus of Dr. Finn’s graduate work involved a structural and functional characterization of vesicular transport proteins such as the vesicular monoamine transporters (VMATs).

Recognized in “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” by IAM Patent 1000 (2019-2020).

Recognized as “Minnesota 500 – Most Powerful Business Leaders in Minnesota” (2018, 2019).

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Education

J.D. cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law (2002)


Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Los Angeles (1997)


B.S. with distinction, Biology, Pennsylvania State University (1991)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1999
  • Minnesota 2002

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