Gregory Passa

Associate, Registered Patent Attorney - Boston

Gregory Passa

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Gregory Passa is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. With degrees in Chemical Engineering, his practice involves a variety of patent disputes in a wide range of technologies including the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological fields.

Gregory is actively involved in the Patent Pro Bono Program at Foley Hoag, and provides free patent prosecution services to a number of under-resourced independent inventors.

Prior to and during law school, Gregory served as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications for a range of chemical technologies.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2020
  • Cambridge University, M.Phil. in Advanced Chemical Engineering, Superior Distinction, 2014
  • Northeastern University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 2013



Professional Experience

  • United States Patent and Trademark Examiner (2014-2019)
  • G. Passa, “Updating the drug discovery pipeline model by the application of emergence mapping,” Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. 97.4 (2015): 774-808. Print.


  • Editor, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review
  • Tau Beta Pi and Omega Chi Epsilon Honor Society Member
  • Passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (received E.I.T. title)


  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
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  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)