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Manny Vacchiano, PhD | Patent Attorney
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Pat Halloran, PhD | Patent Attorney
Dr. Halloran is an Intellectual Property Attorney and Certified Licensing Professional with over 20 years of experience as inside (Sanofi Pasteur) and outside IP counsel for large, mid-size, and start-up pharmaceutical / biotechnology companies, universities, as well as independent inventors.  Pat is experienced in patent and trademark prosecution, new product / acquisition target analysis, patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions, patent and license portfolio evaluation, license negotiation and drafting, as well as Paragraph IV / Orange Book / Hatch-Waxman- and inter parties review (IPR)-related strategic planning.  Pat is the founding author of LifeSciencesIP blog (, a site focused on US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and USPTO IPR decisions. 
Dr. Vacchiano brings a unique perspective to biotech patent law. In addition to over 20 years of life sciences patent experience, Manny is a biotechnology investor who runs a biotechnology stock research company and fund,  His IP experience includes over 10 years as an in-house attorney at major public life sciences companies. His investing experience comes from over 20 years of investing in public biotech companies and as founder of Amp Biotech Research and the Amp Biotech Fund. Manny's technical experience includes a PhD in cell/molecular biology along with 10 years of life science research experience at a major university, a fortune 100 life sciences company, and the National Institutes of Health. 



Product clearance and Opinion Work

Patent Preparation and prosecution

Patent Portfolio Analysis

Whether you need patent drafting, patent prosecution, product clearance, or strategic patent portfolio help, we are here to assist you.

Meet The Team


Different From Your Average Law Firm

We see patents as business assets

We understand the business of biotechnology because we are biotechnology investors ourselves. We see patents as business assets that can help protect an innovative new technology. 

We are Quality

From ​our years of experience at top IP firms and ​in-house departments, providing high quality work is in our DNA. Our goal is to give you a high quality work product.

We understand biotechnology

We are filled with people who live and breathe biotech; Our team has years of hands-on lab experience, and a ​deep understanding of the technologies of life.

We are Practical

We help you gain the maximum value for your IP budget, with competitive rates and deeper relationships with our clients. Our practical, no frills philosophies revolve around assuring our clients don't pay for our unnecessary overhead, yet we provide our internal team competitive compensation and better lifestyles.

About Manny



Mike Mand

Patent Agent Consultant
PhD Cell/Molecular Biology

Suzan Potuznik

Patent Agent Consultant

PhD Biochemistry

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