Sean P. Ritchie

Sean Ritchie is a Patent Attorney and member of the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology group. His practice focuses on intellectual property protection, including counseling clients on patent infringement, patentability, patent drafting, and patent prosecution. With an academic background in bioengineering, Sean's practice primarily focuses on chemical, life sciences, and materials science technologies. He also handles FDA compliance issues for medical devices.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Solenis Paper-Making Patent

Everyone's New Year's Resolution: More Privacy

Tennessee Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, Nashville, Tennessee, December 9, 2019

Patentability in the Context of Personalized Medicine, Novel Targets, Treatment Methods, and Repurposed Drugs

University of Kentucky, Office of Technology Commercialization, June 26, 2019

Battery-Powered Medical Devices Market Trends & Opportunities

Panel Member, Memphis, TN, May 7, 2019

A Costly Reminder to Continually Re-Evaluate Your IP

Bar Admissions
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Firm Leadership

Nashville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association, IP Section, past treasurer; IP Section, Patent Committee, past chair; IP Section, past delegate
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
More Than Stites & Harbison Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison in 2016, Sean was with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he was in-house counsel for a biotechnology company where he focused on healthcare and medical device regulation. Sean is certified in neurophysiological introperative monitoring, and has spent time in the operating room monitoring somatosensory responses from patients during various vascular and neurological surgeries.


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