The Innovation Firm

Brian T. Moriarty

Practice Areas

Technologies

Education

  • Boston College, B.A. in Mathematics
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Professional Associations

  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association

Brian T. Moriarty

Brian T. Moriarty Attorney

Brian T. Moriarty

Principal
Princeton, NJ / Boston, MA
617.607.5960

Brian Moriarty’s practice focuses on patent and IP litigation, IP diligence and transactions, licensing, trade secrets, and patent counseling.  He is one of only a handful of registered patent attorneys in the U.S. who also has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Department of Justice.  Brian’s technical background, combined with his well-honed trial skills, makes him a particularly effective advocate for intellectual property matters.

As a seasoned trial and patent attorney, Brian has extensive experience as lead trial counsel in a variety of patent and intellectual property cases.  He has served as lead and trial counsel for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life science, medical devices, and Hatch-Waxman cases.  Brian has been lead trial counsel in a wide variety of cases in addition to life science cases, including business methods patents, data storage devices/protocols, ticketing technology, and computer software.  

Brian has substantial expertise in the Hatch-Waxman laws applicable to patents directed to pharmaceutical and biologic products.  Brian regularly counsels clients on the impact of the Hatch-Waxman listings, exclusivities, and other provisions on their patents and products.  Brian has been lead counsel for both patent owners and generic drug companies for numerous cases involving pharmaceutical products with a cumulative value substantially in excess of $10 billion.

Brian has expertise in IP diligence and related transactions, such as transfers of patents and licensing matters.  Brian has conducted intensive studies of IP rights over several decades for multiple financial companies and operating companies seeking to make an acquisition, provide financing, or other transactions which included IP rights.  He reviews the relative strengths of patent assets to protect markets and assess future product income and royalty streams.  He also reviews ongoing and threatened patent litigation with a view toward assessing how the litigation may impact market exclusivity.  Brian scrutinizes foreign litigation, USPTO proceedings, and FDA Citizen Petitions to provide a complete picture of the risks and benefits of an IP purchase or transaction.  Our clients rely on Brian’s expertise to conduct due diligence analysis for pharmaceutical, biologic, computer, electrical and business method assets. 

Previously, Brian served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, United States Department of Justice, where he received numerous awards and commendations from the FBI, DEA, NYPD, and Department of Justice for his investigative and trial work.  Brian has maintained many of his government contacts and recently has worked with FBI units focused on the theft of U.S. trade secrets and intellectual property.

Brian was previously a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, now Dentons, in New York City, and Budd Larner in Short Hills, New Jersey and was an attorney at IP boutique Darby & Darby in New York City.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Various federal trial and appellate courts around the country

Articles

IP News Alerts

Firm News

  • Brian Moriarty of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly article on Recent Supreme Court Cases more
  • Federal patent decision raises bar for plaintiffs more
  • Mary K. Murray, Ph.D. and Brian T. Moriarty to Present at 2008 Citi Investment Conference more
Biography

Brian Moriarty’s practice focuses on patent and IP litigation, IP diligence and transactions, licensing, trade secrets, and patent counseling.  He is one of only a handful of registered patent attorneys in the U.S. who also has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Department of Justice.  Brian’s technical background, combined with his well-honed trial skills, makes him a particularly effective advocate for intellectual property matters.

As a seasoned trial and patent attorney, Brian has extensive experience as lead trial counsel in a variety of patent and intellectual property cases.  He has served as lead and trial counsel for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life science, medical devices, and Hatch-Waxman cases.  Brian has been lead trial counsel in a wide variety of cases in addition to life science cases, including business methods patents, data storage devices/protocols, ticketing technology, and computer software.  

Brian has substantial expertise in the Hatch-Waxman laws applicable to patents directed to pharmaceutical and biologic products.  Brian regularly counsels clients on the impact of the Hatch-Waxman listings, exclusivities, and other provisions on their patents and products.  Brian has been lead counsel for both patent owners and generic drug companies for numerous cases involving pharmaceutical products with a cumulative value substantially in excess of $10 billion.

Brian has expertise in IP diligence and related transactions, such as transfers of patents and licensing matters.  Brian has conducted intensive studies of IP rights over several decades for multiple financial companies and operating companies seeking to make an acquisition, provide financing, or other transactions which included IP rights.  He reviews the relative strengths of patent assets to protect markets and assess future product income and royalty streams.  He also reviews ongoing and threatened patent litigation with a view toward assessing how the litigation may impact market exclusivity.  Brian scrutinizes foreign litigation, USPTO proceedings, and FDA Citizen Petitions to provide a complete picture of the risks and benefits of an IP purchase or transaction.  Our clients rely on Brian’s expertise to conduct due diligence analysis for pharmaceutical, biologic, computer, electrical and business method assets. 

Previously, Brian served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, United States Department of Justice, where he received numerous awards and commendations from the FBI, DEA, NYPD, and Department of Justice for his investigative and trial work.  Brian has maintained many of his government contacts and recently has worked with FBI units focused on the theft of U.S. trade secrets and intellectual property.

Brian was previously a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, now Dentons, in New York City, and Budd Larner in Short Hills, New Jersey and was an attorney at IP boutique Darby & Darby in New York City.

Education
  • Boston College, B.A. in Mathematics
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Publications

Articles

IP News Alerts

Speaking Engagements
Professional Associations
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association
News
  • Brian Moriarty of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly article on Recent Supreme Court Cases more
  • Federal patent decision raises bar for plaintiffs more
  • Mary K. Murray, Ph.D. and Brian T. Moriarty to Present at 2008 Citi Investment Conference more
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Various federal trial and appellate courts around the country

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