In cutting-edge areas where law and science are both continuously breaking new ground, Matthew McFarlane brings exceptional scientific knowledge and legal experience to a practice focused on intellectual property, and patent litigation, representing a diverse client base that includes companies and individuals in the medical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical technology areas. He is a recognized authority on the emerging face of intellectual property issues, and is frequently quoted in major legal and business periodicals.
In addition to his JD from Fordham University Law School, Mr. McFarlane graduated with honors in Biochemistry from Brown University and subsequently earned a PhD in Molecular & Cellular Physiology from Stanford University School of Medicine. Over the course of his academic career, he authored several scientific publications and received research fellowships from the National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation and the American Heart Association.
Mr. McFarlane also has significant pro bono experience, including working through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to help artists navigate various legal situations, obtaining a favorable settlement in a federal lawsuit brought by restaurant delivery workers seeking unpaid wages under state and federal labor laws, and representing a Uzbekistan national seeking asylum.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2005)
Stanford University School of Medicine, Ph.D., Molecular & Cellular Physiology; Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, NIH Predoctoral Fellowship (1997)
Brown University, Sc.B., Biochemistry, with honors; Chemistry Department Award, Ford Foundation Fellowship (1991)
New York City Bar Association
New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Board of Directors
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Leadership Council On Legal Diversity, 2012 Fellows Program