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Barry Davison, Ph.D., provides clients with sound domestic and international IP advice, strategy, and results by combining extensive Ph.D.-level science experience, with 20 years as a patent attorney practicing at DWT. Barry works with both private- and public-sector companies and universities in many technical areas (e.g., biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, nucleic acids, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, transgenics, immunology, vaccines, materials, polymers, and medical devices). Barry’s patent-related practice includes invention assessment, drafting and procurement, licensing, due diligence, portfolio management, legal opinions, defense, and enforcement.
Institute for Environmental Health, Seattle, WA
Drafted, procured, and managed international patent portfolio of more than 75 foreign and domestic patents and applications relating to pathogen detection, along with related legal analysis and opinions. Successful defense of inter partes reexamination of key patent with win at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Alaska Permanent Fund
Represented Alaska Permanent Fund for intellectual property due diligence, in $120-million Series A Preferred Stock financing of Juno Therapeutics (2013)
Revalesio, Corp., Tacoma, WA
Drafting, procuring, and managing international patent portfolio of more than 250 foreign and domestic applications relating to biotechnology and nanotechnology, along with transactions relating to consulting agreements, sponsored research agreements, and license agreements; IP-related legal analysis and opinions. Coordinating IP due diligence responses to investor's IP due diligence team for three private investment rounds and coordinating strategic IP due diligence investigations.
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1999
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Chemistry, University of Washington
Memberships & Affiliations
- Washington State Patent Law Association
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Association
- American Chemical Society
- Predoctoral Fellow, Jan Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research, Strasbourg, France
- Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health
- Past Director, Molecular Immunology/Transgenics Department, Immunex Corporation
- Prior Consultant, biotech and biomed patent prosecution and strategic analysis
- Clerk, Washington State Office of the Attorney General