Attorneys

Teige P. Sheehan is a patent attorney with particular expertise in biotechnology, neuroscience, and pharmaceuticals, and experience in related areas such as medical devices and nanotechnology. His work includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications and managing global patent portfolios, providing patentability, validity, and freedom-to-operate opinions, and performing due diligence analyses, as well as litigation, post-grant proceedings, and appeals.  He also provides analogous services related to trademark protection.

Teige received a Presidential Scholarship from Boston College, where he received his Bachelor’s degree, was named Scholar of the College, and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and continued his studies there to receive his doctoral degree. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale University School of Medicine, he subsequently 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. Thereafter, 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, a rich background that enables him to combine scientific awareness with considerable legal expertise in advancing clients’ interests.

Teige enjoys Irish folk music and plays the saxophone.  His favorite movie would be the Big Lebowski.

  • Protecting Biomedical Innovation in a Shifting Patent-Eligibility Landscape, Moderator of panel discussion with panelists Hon. Arthur Gajarsa, Robert Bahr, Gerard Devlin, and Bob Armitage, at the BIO 2016 International Convention
  • Intellectual Property Issues of the Startup Venture, part of the New York State Bar Association’s Program Representing the Startup Venture (2015, 2016, and 2017)
  • Patent Litigation, part of the New York State Bar Association’s Program A Primer on Intellectual Property (2014)
  • Practical Basics of Registering a Trademark With the U.S.P.T.O., part of the New York State Bar Association’s Program Finding Your Mark: The Nuts and Bolts of Registering Trademarks, Domestically and Multinationally (2014)

High Court considers revisiting issue of patent eligibility, The Daily Record, May 17, 2016

Court asked to correct course on patent eligibility, The Daily Record, September 15, 2015

The Continuing Evolution of Patent Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Reprinted with permission from: Bright Ideas, Winter 2014, Vol. 23, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

The Supreme Court Holds Genes Are Patent-Ineligible Products of Nature, Reprinted with permission from: Bright Ideas, Fall 2013, Vol. 22, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

Mayo v. Prometheus: The Overlap Between Patent Eligibility and Patentability, Reprinted with the permission from: Bright Ideas, Fall 2012, Vol. 21, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY, 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

Federal Circuit Raises the Bar for Finding Inequitable Conduct, Reprinted with the permission from: Bright Ideas. Fall 2011, Vol. 20, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY, 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

The Ethical Quandary of Pretext Investigations in Intellectual Property Practice and Beyond, Reprinted with the permission from: Bright Ideas. Winter 2010, Vol. 19, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY, 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

A Safe Harbor for Drugs Made Offshore: The Federal Circuit Renders the Bolar Amendment Available in Section 337 Actions in Amgen v. U.S. International Trade Commission: Albany Law Review, December 18, 2009, Vol. 73.1.

    • Albany Law School, J.D., 2010 summa cum laude
    • Yale University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2003
    • Boston College, Ph.D. Psychology, Neuroscience focus, 2000
    • Boston College, Bachelor’s Degree Psychology, Physiological Psychology Focus, 1995

 

 

  • New York Super Lawyers 2015-2017
  • Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • Law Fellow of the New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Judicial clerkship, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department

  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • MedTech
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Pharmacology and Biotechnology Issues and Patent Law Committees
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Overview

    Teige P. Sheehan is a patent attorney with particular expertise in biotechnology, neuroscience, and pharmaceuticals, and experience in related areas such as medical devices and nanotechnology. His work includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications and managing global patent portfolios, providing patentability, validity, and freedom-to-operate opinions, and performing due diligence analyses, as well as litigation, post-grant proceedings, and appeals.  He also provides analogous services related to trademark protection.

    Teige received a Presidential Scholarship from Boston College, where he received his Bachelor’s degree, was named Scholar of the College, and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and continued his studies there to receive his doctoral degree. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale University School of Medicine, he subsequently 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. Thereafter, 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, a rich background that enables him to combine scientific awareness with considerable legal expertise in advancing clients’ interests.

    Teige enjoys Irish folk music and plays the saxophone.  His favorite movie would be the Big Lebowski.

  • Speaking Engagements
    • Protecting Biomedical Innovation in a Shifting Patent-Eligibility Landscape, Moderator of panel discussion with panelists Hon. Arthur Gajarsa, Robert Bahr, Gerard Devlin, and Bob Armitage, at the BIO 2016 International Convention
    • Intellectual Property Issues of the Startup Venture, part of the New York State Bar Association’s Program Representing the Startup Venture (2015, 2016, and 2017)
    • Patent Litigation, part of the New York State Bar Association’s Program A Primer on Intellectual Property (2014)
    • Practical Basics of Registering a Trademark With the U.S.P.T.O., part of the New York State Bar Association’s Program Finding Your Mark: The Nuts and Bolts of Registering Trademarks, Domestically and Multinationally (2014)
  • Publications

    High Court considers revisiting issue of patent eligibility, The Daily Record, May 17, 2016

    Court asked to correct course on patent eligibility, The Daily Record, September 15, 2015

    The Continuing Evolution of Patent Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Reprinted with permission from: Bright Ideas, Winter 2014, Vol. 23, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

    The Supreme Court Holds Genes Are Patent-Ineligible Products of Nature, Reprinted with permission from: Bright Ideas, Fall 2013, Vol. 22, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

    Mayo v. Prometheus: The Overlap Between Patent Eligibility and Patentability, Reprinted with the permission from: Bright Ideas, Fall 2012, Vol. 21, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY, 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

    Federal Circuit Raises the Bar for Finding Inequitable Conduct, Reprinted with the permission from: Bright Ideas. Fall 2011, Vol. 20, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY, 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

    The Ethical Quandary of Pretext Investigations in Intellectual Property Practice and Beyond, Reprinted with the permission from: Bright Ideas. Winter 2010, Vol. 19, No. 3, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY, 12207, (1-800-582-2452) http://www.nysba.org.

    A Safe Harbor for Drugs Made Offshore: The Federal Circuit Renders the Bolar Amendment Available in Section 337 Actions in Amgen v. U.S. International Trade Commission: Albany Law Review, December 18, 2009, Vol. 73.1.

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  • Education
      • Albany Law School, J.D., 2010 summa cum laude
      • Yale University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2003
      • Boston College, Ph.D. Psychology, Neuroscience focus, 2000
      • Boston College, Bachelor’s Degree Psychology, Physiological Psychology Focus, 1995

     

     

  • Recognitions
    • New York Super Lawyers 2015-2017
    • Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. Scholarship, Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
    • Law Fellow of the New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Judicial clerkship, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department

  • Memberships
    • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
    • MedTech
    • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Pharmacology and Biotechnology Issues and Patent Law Committees
  • Admissions
    • New York State Bar
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York