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Thomas E. Phalen

Senior Technical Advisor


Thomas Phalen, Ph.D. is the senior scientific advisor and patent agent in the litigation practice in the New York office of Paul Hastings. Dr. Phalen has extensive experience over the last 20 years as lead advisor in nearly 100 patent infringement matters and post grant review proceedings across a broad range of technologies focusing on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Dr. Phalen has also prepared due diligence and patent opinions for Fortune 100 companies concerning core technologies.Dr. Phalen has conducted research in the departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology involving sterol chemistry, molecular biology, virology, immunodiagnostics, and membrane fusion. Dr. Phalen received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago in 1985, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1989 and 1993, respectively. 

He prepared and prosecuted chemical and biotechnology patents for Universities and biotechnology clients before supporting patent litigation.

Practice Areas


Intellectual Property

Life Sciences and Healthcare




Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ph.D. 1993

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.S. 1993

The University of Chicago, B.A. 1985

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