Dr. Gary D. Colby is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and the medical and chemical industries. He is experienced in drafting and procuring patents, counseling clients regarding the scope and significance of their and others’ patent and other IP rights, and negotiating technology-related agreements on behalf of his clients. Gary is an experienced patent litigation team member, usually concentrating on the technology- and patent law-specific aspects of contested matters.
Gary also has significant experience providing intellectual property advice to start-up companies, providing advice and assistance in patenting and commercialization of inventions owned by not-for-profit institutions (especially universities), and providing analyses of patent issues. In addition, Gary counsels clients in the field of alternative energy technologies, especially biofuel production technologies.
In addition to being a skilled mechanic, Gary earned degrees in chemical engineering and anaerobic microbiology (a type of industrial biotechnology) from Virginia Tech before earning a law degree from Georgetown University. He previously worked as a Technology Development and Patent Specialist at the National Cancer Institute prior to entering the private practice of law more than 15 years ago.