PhD Career Connections: Patent Law (September)

PhD Career Connections presents

Patent Law

Discussion with: 

Dr. Seth Ogden, PhD, JD
Attorney at Law
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, and Dunner, LLP
Washington, DC 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Location: PRB, Room 206

Seth Ogden focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and client counseling primarily in the areas of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. 

Dr. Ogden's litigation experience includes matters before U.S. district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has managed fact discovery, worked with fact witnesses, and drafted complaints and motions. Dr. Ogden also actively prosecutes patent applications in the biotechnology area, including technologies such as antibodies and drug delivery systems. In addition, he has experience in client counseling, including preparing opinions of counsel. 

While in law school, Dr. Ogden worked at Finnegan as a summer associate and as a law clerk. His doctoral studies included work on host-pathogen interactions that mediate cell-signaling events leading to the development of inflammation and cancer.


  • Pro bono work on behalf of disabled veterans.
  • Interned at the National Institutes of Health Office of Technology Transfer for General Medicine.
  • Served as a staff member of the American University Law Review.

Professional Recognition

  • Order of the Coif.

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