Teige P. Sheehan is a patent attorney with particular expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, and experience in related areas such as medical devices and nanotechnology. His work encompasses intellectual property litigation and drafting and prosecuting patent and trademark applications. Accordingly, he also engages in client counseling attendant to these services, such as assessing inventions’ patentability and freedom to operate, validity of patents and their infringement, and marks’ registrability, as well as other issues related to obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights and unfair competition in general.
Teige received a Presidential Scholarship from Boston College, where he received his bachelors degree, was named Scholar of the College, and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and continued his studies there to received his doctoral degree. Subsequently, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he studied intracellular signaling mechanisms, regulation of genome expression, and morphological aspects of neural plasticity responsible for the adaptations seen following chronic exposure to stress, antidepressant drugs, and drugs of abuse. Before attending law school, Teige was an assistant professor at Brown University, directing a research laboratory where he continued such work. He authored numerous peer-reviewed research papers, review articles, and book chapters throughout his career as a research scientist.
He received his J.D. from Albany Law School, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also served on the editorial board of the Albany Law Review, where he published an article on the applicability of “safe harbor” provisions in the Patent Act to complaints brought before the International Trade Commission. Teige was awarded the Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship by the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association and was named a Law Fellow of the New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section. Following law school, he served a judicial clerkship with the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department.
Teige is admitted to the bars of New York State and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Teige P. Sheehan, Federal Circuit Raises the Bar for Finding Inequitable Conduct and Rendering Patents Unenforceable, 20 NYSBA Bright Ideas 2, at 9 (Fall 2011).
Teige P. Sheehan, The Ethical Quandary of Pretext Investigations in Intellectual Property Practice and Beyond, 19 NYSBA Bright Ideas 3, at 38 (Winter 2010).
Teige Sheehan, The Federal Circuit Denies the Patentability of Genes When Cloning is Obvious to Try and Successful Results Are Predictable, Intell. Prop. L. Bull. (Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, Albany, N.Y.), Summer 2009, at 6.
Teige P. Sheehan, Note, A Safe Harbor for Drugs Made Offshore: The Federal Circuit Renders the Bolar Amendment Available in Section 337 Actions inAmgen v. U.S. International Trade Commission, 73 Alb. L. Rev. 329 (2009), available at http://www.albanylawreview.org/articles/09%20Sheehan.pdf.