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Seth R. Ogden, Ph.D.


Seth Ogden is a Registered Patent Attorney focused on patent infringement litigation and patent prosecution in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial chemicals, software and electronic devices.  He has represented patent litigation clients in both ANDA and traditional patent infringement cases.  Dr. Ogden has also provided noninfringement and invalidity opinions and strategic positioning reports in the areas of biotechnology (diagnostics and biologics), pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and material science. In addition to patent matters, he has handled a range of trademark and copyright issues.

Dr. Ogden previously practiced in Washington, D.C. Before that, he obtained his Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Ogden has also represented pro bono clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the D.C. Superior Court.


  • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, American University Washington College of Law, 2012
  • Ph.D., Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University, 2009
  • B.A., Biology, University of Virginia, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims

Professional and Community Service

  • Represent veteran claimants pro bono before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim
  • Represent criminal defendants pro bono before the D.C. Superior Court
  • Operation Stand Down Tennessee, Board of Directors

Legal Publications

  • Design Patent Damages Awards Under Apple v. Samsung, Tennessee Bar Journal, James M. Starling, Seth R. Ogden, Ryan D. Levy (Sept. 1, 2015)
  • Crowdfunding: The Open-Source Option Against Capital Crunch, Pharmaceutical Executive, Seth R. Ogden, M. Andrew Holtman (Oct. 1, 2014)
  • Freedom to Operate Analysis Could Be Key to Crowdfunding Success, BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, Andrew M. Holtman, Scott J. Popma, and Seth R. Ogden (May 31, 2013)
  • Noninfringement and Invalidity Opinions Can Play Increasingly Important Role in Showing Lack of Intent to Infringe and Can Prevent Summary Judgment of Contributory Infringement and Inducement, LES Insights, John C. Paul, Brian D. Kacedon, Seth R. Ogden (Nov. 20, 2012)
  • The Federal Circuit’s Decision in Myriad: Isolated DNA Molecules Are Patentable Subject Matter, 61 Am. U. Law Rev. 443 (2011)
  • Stifling Scientific Progress: The District Court’s Decision in Myriad, 2 Am. U. Intell. Prop. Brief 31 (2011)

Scientific Publications

  • Nagy TA, . . . Ogden SR, et al. 2011. β-catenin and p120 mediate PPARδ-dependent proliferation induced by Helicobacter pylori in human and rodent epithelia. Gastroenterology, v141(2) p553-64
  • Wei J, . . . Ogden SR, et al. 2010. Regulation of p53 tumor suppressor by Helicobacter pylori in gastric cancer cells. Gastroenterology, v139(4) p1334-43
  • Ogden SR, et al. 2010. Matrix metalloproteinase-7 and premalignant host responses in Helicobacter pylori-infected mice. Cancer Research, v70(1) p30-5
  • Wroblewski LE, . . . Ogden SR, et al. 2009. Helicobacter pylori dysregulation of gastric epithelial tight junctions by urease-mediated myosin II activation. Gastroenterology, v136(1) p236-46
  • Ogden SR, et al. 2008. p120 and Kaiso regulate Helicobacter pylori-induced expression of matrix metalloproteinase-7. Mol Biol Cell, v19(10) p4110-21
  • O’brien DP, . . . Ogden SR, et al. 2008. Regulation of the Helicobacter pylori cellular receptor decay-accelerating factor. J Biol Chem, v283(35) p23922-30
  • O’brien DP, . . . Ogden SR, et al. 2006. The role of decay-accelerating factor as a receptor for Helicobacter pylori and a mediator of gastric inflammation. J Biol Chem, v281(19) p13317-23

Legal Presentations

  • Your Patent vs. My Good Faith:  Inducement to Infringe, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association Fall 2015 CLE Seminar, Nashville, TN November 13, 2015
  • Update on Induced/Divided Infringement and Indefiniteness, General Session IP Panel, Life Science Tennessee Annual Conference & Venture Forum, Nashville, TN September 29, 2015
  • PhD Career Connections, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN September 11, 2013
  • 2014 CCR-FYI Colloquium, Tech Transfer and Patent Rights, NCI, NIH, Frederick, MD March 24, 2014

Scientific Presentations

  • Oral, Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms International Meeting; Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2007; Honors: Best Young Investigator
  • Poster, American Gastroenterology Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2007
  • Poster, American Gastroenterology Association 2006 Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
  • Poster, American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2005


  • Tennessee Supreme Court 2019 “Attorney for Justice”