Patrick C. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Duane Morris LLP
190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60603-3433

Phone: +1 312 499 6759
Fax: +1 312 276 8786

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Patrick C. Gallagher, Ph.D.


Patrick C. Gallagher, Ph.D. practices in the area of intellectual property law with a focus on representing generic drug companies in Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical patent litigation. Dr. Gallagher has been involved in all aspects of Hatch-Waxman practice, including advising on Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) filings, development of noninfringement and invalidity arguments for FDA-required notice letters, and in every phase of litigation through trial and appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Dr. Gallagher also assists with advising agricultural, chemical and biotechnology companies with regulatory and intellectual property matters, including prevention and resolution of disputes and best strategies for protection of intellectual property.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Dr. Gallagher was the president of PCG Equine Research, Inc., spearheading a research project to investigate the genetic basis of spinal skeletal deformities in horses.

Dr. Gallagher is a 2007 cum laude graduate of DePaul University College of Law, where he was on the editorial board and business manager of the DePaul Law Review, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Ph.D., Molecular Genetics) and the University of Wisconsin (B.S., Genetics).

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Pharmaceuticals


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
    - Executive Editorial Board—Business Manager, DePaul Law Review
  • University of Kentucky, Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S., Genetics, 1997


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2013-present
  • Locke Lord LLP
    - Associate, 2006-2013
  • PCG Equine Research, Inc.
    - President, 2003-2004

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
    - Young Lawyer’s Division
    -- Vice-chair, Intellectual Property Committee, 2011-2012
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Received Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Distinguished Service Award, 2010

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Health and Disability Advocates
    - Board Member, 2012-present
  • Public Interest Law Initiative
    - Board Member, 2007-2010
  • Old St. Patrick’s Church
    - Social Justice Committee, 2006-2009
  • First Light Tutoring Program
    - Tutor, 2004-2007

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "FDA's New Clinical Biosimilars Guidance: Best Practices to Preparing a Successful 351(k) Application," FDAnews, Webinar, June 27, 2014
  • Co-presenter, TexasBar CLE: Advanced Appellate Course, September 2011
  • Co-presenter, TexasBar CLE: Advanced Patent Litigation Course, July 2011
  • "On simplifying technical subject matter," 2011 Global Legal Skills Conference, The John Marshall Law School, May 2011
  • Co-presenter, "How to Make Technical Briefs I=Understandable, and Maybe even Enjoyable, for Generalist Judges," 26th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, April 2011
  • "Patentability of Isolated and Purified DNA Molecules: Implications of Recent Court Decisions for Agricultural Genomics Researchers," Seminar at Plant and Animal Genome Conference: Cattle/Swine/Sheep Workshop, January 2011
  • "Owning a piece of Secretariat?: Patenting DNA Molecules for Equine Genomics Research and Improvement of Horse Health and Performance," Plant and Animal Genome Conference: Horse Workshop, January 2011
  • "How to Make IP Technical Briefs Understandable," BNA Webinar, December 2010
  • "Simplifying Complicated Briefs," Annual Meeting of Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association, November 2010
  • "Lordosis Research Update," American Saddlebred Horse Association Convention, February 2005
  • "Lordosis in the American Saddlebred," American Saddlebred Horse Association Convention, February 2003
  • "Lordosis in Horses," University of Kentucky, January 2001
  • Guest Lecturer, Animal Science 410G: Horse Science, University of Kentucky, April 2001 and April 2000
  • "Horse Genetics," Boyd County, Kentucky Agricultural Extension Meeting, March 2001
  • Guest Lecturer, Veterinary Science 351: Animal Hygiene and Disease Control, University of Kentucky, March 2000
  • Guest Lecturer, Graduate Animal Genetics Course, The Ohio State University, March 1998
  • "SINEs in the Horse Genome," University of Kentucky, February 1998