Lucas Watkins, Ph.D.

Partner, Registered Patent Attorney, Deputy Chair, Patent Prosecution Practice - New York

Lucas Watkins
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  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
  • Florida State University, B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Representative Experience

  • Counsel for complainant in a section 337 action concerning herbicide manufacturing processes.
  • Counsel for respondent in an ICC arbitration concerning joint development of a pharmaceutical.
  • Counsel for complainant in an ICC arbitration and related reexamination concerning infringement of patents concerning PCR techniques.
  • Counsel for patent owner in a patent infringement lawsuit and related IPR concerning PCR diagnostic techniques.
  • Patent prosecution counsel for various international pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies.
  • Patent prosecution counsel for early-stage company developing green treatments for construction materials.
  • Patent prosecution counsel for various major research universities.
  • Etan Chatlynne, Stephen Kenny & Lucas Watkins, Investigating Patent Law’s Presumption of Validity Part II: An Empirical Analysis of How Unconsidered Evidence And Evidentiary Standards Affect Jury Verdicts, 2011 Cardozo L. Rev. De Novo 46
  • Lucas Watkins, How States can Protect their Policies in Federal Class Actions, 32 Campbell L. Rev. 285 (2010)
  • Lucas Watkins, Ph.D. Dissertation, Optimal Statistical Methods for Analysis of Single-Molecule Data
  • J.A. Hanson, K. Duderstadt, Lucas Watkins, S. Bhattacharyya, J. Brokaw, J.-W. Chu, and H. Yang, Illuminating the Mechanistic Roles of Enzyme Conformational Dynamics, 104 Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 18055 (2007)
  • Lucas Watkins, H. Chang, and H. Yang, Quantitative Single-Molecule Conformational Distributions: A Case Study with Poly-(L-proline), 110 J. Phys. Chem. A 5191 (2006)
  • Lucas Watkins and H. Yang, Detection of Intensity Change Points in Time-Resolved Single Molecule Measurements, 109 J. Phys. Chem. B 617 (2005)
  • Lucas Watkins and Haw Yang, Information Bounds and Optimal Analysis of Dynamic Single Molecule Measurements, 86 Biophysical Journal 4015 (2004)
  • J. Saltiel, J.M. Mace, Lucas Watkins, D.A. Gormin, R.J. Clark, O. Dmitrenko, Biindanylidenes: Role of Central Bond Torsion in Nonvertical Triplet Excitation Transfer to the Stilbenes, 125 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 16158 (2003)
  • J. Saltiel, S. Wang, L.P. Watkins, D.-H. Ko, Direct Photoisomerization of the 1,6-Diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatrienes. Medium Effect on Triplet and Singlet Contributions, 104 J. Phys. Chem. A 11443 (2000)
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  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit