“Sean’s skill set expands and strengthens the firm’s life sciences platform,” stated Richard S. Myers, Jr., Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. “With one of the most sophisticated life sciences practices in the state, we are thrilled to have Sean join our team.”
Ritchie’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. He also has experience in FDA compliance issues. Having earned a M.S. in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, he has gained significant experience with chemical and biomedical technologies. He studied molecular cell biology, with an emphasis on stem cells, artificial organs and biocompatibility. Ritchie later earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, he was an associate at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC in Harrisburg, Pa., in their Intellectual Property Group. Before that, he served as in-house counsel for a biotechnology company where his focus was healthcare and medical device regulation.