Gerald M. Walsh, Ph.D.

Gerald M. Walsh, Ph.D.: Attorney with Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.


Dr. Walsh regularly advises clients about all aspects of patent law, prepares patent applications and licenses, and otherwise represents inventors before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Walsh has been a scientist and teacher in academia, and a research investigator in the pharmaceutical industry, having published over 50 research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, and having obtained seven pharmaceutical patents. He has also held executive level positions in pharmaceutical companies. As a registered patent attorney with a background in the life sciences and chemistry, Dr. Walsh's patent practice focuses on helping inventors obtain patents on mechanical, electromechanical, medical, biotechnology, and chemical inventions. Outside of legal work, Dr. Walsh serves as the chief executive officer for a biopharmaceutical company in Birmingham, Alabama. Member: American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 1975-1991; American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2003-2005. Dr. Walsh is a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Patent Law
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology Patent Prosecution
  • Pharmaceutical Patents
  • Chemical Patent Prosecution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Chemical Intellectual Property
  • Patent Licensing
  • Patent Infringement
  • Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property
  • Pharmaceutical Patent Prosecution
  • Biochemical Patents
  • Electro-Mechanical Patents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
256-970-1334  Phone
256-535-1100  Phone
256-533-9322  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2087, Huntsville, AL 35805-3093
University Attended:
Santa Clara University, B.S., Biology, 1966; Oregon State University, Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1970
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
1991, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1986, Illinois; 2000, Alabama
Birth Information:
Portland, Oregon
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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