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Anthony J. Fitzpatrick is co-chair of Duane Morris' division. His practice focuses on , and other technology-related litigation. Mr. Fitzpatrick has extensive experience as lead counsel at trials in federal and state courts and in arbitration. He has also argued on multiple occasions before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.
Mr. Fitzpatrick has litigated matters involving diverse technologies, and has gained particular experience in the life sciences, including pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and diagnostics. He frequently represents clients in disputes concerning the inventorship, ownership and licensing of patents. Mr. Fitzpatrick has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting agreements to resolve complex intellectual property disputes, including agreements to resolve litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
In 2018, Law360 called Mr. Fitzpatrick a “legal lion” for a case he won before the Federal Circuit. He has been named repeatedly as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Propertyjersey Ss Ss Cycling Usa jersey Cycling Usa magazine and as a Massachusetts and New England SuperLawyer in the field of intellectual property litigation. In addition, Mr. Fitzpatrick has also been named multiple times to the Irish Legal 100, which is Irish America magazine's listing of the leading Irish and Irish-American lawyers practicing in North America.
Mr. Fitzpatrick is a frequent speaker and commentator on patent litigation topics, including serving as Chair of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education's Annual New England Intellectual Property Conference. An active member of the Boston Bar Association, he received the association’s President’s Award in 2016 for his longstanding service on its Amicus Committee. Mr. Fitzpatrick holds law degrees from Boston University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1993), The Honorable Society of King's Inns, Dublin (Barrister-at-Law, 1988), and University College Dublin (Bachelor of Civil Law, 1986), and he is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in his native Republic of Ireland.