Marcia Morton serves as Of Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, focusing on patents. She regularly represents clients, both individual and corporate, in transactional patent matters, and has worked across a broad spectrum of technologies, including the life sciences as well as biomedical devices and mechanical devices.

For over 20 years, Dr. Morton has counseled clients regarding innovations in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, immunology, diagnostics, biofuels, and food products. Dr. Morton's practice includes:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications and appeals
  • Providing opinions on patent invalidity and noninfringement in assessing freedom to operate
  • Performing due diligences for evaluation of investments and acquisitions
  • Negotiating and interpreting patent licenses


University of Virginia Law School, J.D.

  • Patricia Harris Roberts Fellow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Service Award

Atlanta University, Ph.D., Chemistry (Biochemistry emphasis)

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow
  • National Research Service Award

Hampton University, B.A., Biology

  • summa cum laude
  • Irene Elizabeth Codrington Award for Highest Academic Average

Previous Experience

  • Martek Biosciences, Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., Sr. Patent Counsel
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Associate


  • District of Columbia

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