Brian Cocca, Ph.D.


Brian Cocca


Brian Cocca focuses his practice on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields. His areas of technical expertise include immunology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, formulation chemistry, diagnostic assays and medical devices. He also has specialized knowledge of antibody structure and genetics and recombinant antibody expression. His experience includes counseling biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients in all aspects of product development, patent procurement and portfolio development strategies, risk management strategies, and patent invalidity and non-infringement assessments, as well as research agreements and licensing strategies.

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Representative Matters

  • represented ThermoFisher Scientific in an appeal of an inter partes re-examination from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • represented TELA Bio during the due diligence phase of the company’s Series B financing and helped the company to secure $45 million in new financing
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Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School
  • Ph.D., MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Muhlenberg College

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Removing IP Barriers to Make Money for Your Clients,” Association of Corporate Counsel 8th Annual In-House Counsel Conference
  • Panelist, “Stealers-Keepers: U.S. and International IPR Protection and Product Counterfeiting Countermeasures You Need to Know Seminar,” Stradley Ronon seminar
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  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
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In The Community

When not practicing law, Brian serves as a volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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