Dr. Dean Farmer works with a wide range of pharmaceutical/biotech companies including startup biotechnology companies, mid-size pharmaceutical companies with early funding and NCEs moving into Phase I clinical trials, and larger established pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies in need of extensive portfolio management. His extensive knowledge of science and intellectual property law enables him to understand the challenges that his clients face and to guide them through the risks associated with intellectual property.

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  • Suffolk University Law School
    JD, magna cum laude, Jurisprudence Awards for Criminal Law and Commercial Paper, 2007

  • Brown University
    PhD, Organic Chemistry
    AT&T Bell Laboratories/Brown Faculty Award, 1990

  • Furman University
    BS, Chemistry
    John R. Sampey Award in Chemistry and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from the New York Southern Society, 1985

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Boston Patent Law Association

  • American Chemical Society

Rankings & Accolades

    IAM Patent 1000: Leading Patent Lawyer

    Client Choice Awards: Healthcare & Life Sciences - Massachusetts

    Legal 500: Top Lawyer for Patent Prosecution