Dean L. Fanelli

Dean L. Fanelli

Dean L. Fanelli

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Dean L. Fanelli, PhD, Partner, Intellectual Property Department, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Dr. Dean L. Fanelli, Ph.D. is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington D.C. office. Dr. Fanelli’s practice focuses on the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries and his expertise lies in patent portfolio creation and management, counseling, technology transactions, due diligence, opinion work, including drafting non-infringement, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions, generic and biosimilar litigation, and inter partes review and post grant review proceedings. Dr. Fanelli focuses his generic litigation practice on Paragraph IV litigation strategies and representing clients in Hatch-Waxman litigation. Dr. Fanelli’s biotechnology expertise relates to biosimilar market assessment, the identification and freedom to operate analyses of relevant patents in pre-litigation biosimilar matters, developing litigation and corresponding IPR strategy, as well as representing clients in biosimilar patent infringement actions.

Dr. Fanelli’s focus is on pharmaceutical and chemical related technologies including those in the fields of new chemical entities, pharmaceutical formulations, polymers, diagnostics, medical devices, and biosimilar counseling. He has significant experience with the interplay between patent and FDA laws under the Hatch-Waxman Act, and he regularly handles IP issues attendant to mergers, acquisitions, and financing for life sciences companies as well as Paragraph IV ANDA analyses and associated Hatch-Waxman Paragraph IV litigation.
Dr. Fanelli actively participates in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Dr. Fanelli’s articles have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and he has given presentations and published articles on various topics related to intellectual property. Dr. Fanelli earned his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (synthetic methodology) from Temple University and is a graduate from Villanova University, where he received his B.S. in Chemistry.