Mr. Dougherty is an Intellectual Property attorney whose practice is focused in the life-sciences industry. Chip has over 16 years of experience counseling clients such as pharmaceutical companies and research universities regarding patent strategy, technology licensing and litigation matters. He has represented clients in a wide range of litigation involving technology as diverse as pharmaceutical formulations (both branded and generic), DNA cloning and expression, medical devices, nutritional supplements, video streaming, financial services software, industrial hoist design, copyright ownership and horizontal drilling processes. Chip has worked for over 25 years in the fields of technology acquisition, product development, due diligence and IP litigation strategy by providing supporting analysis and opinions of counsel where appropriate. In addition to his work in the life sciences industry, Chip also works closely with clients to help develop trademark and branding strategies through registration, licensing and enforcement. Mr. Dougherty is also an experienced negotiator focused on resolving disputes through arbitration or mediation wherever possible. He has served as a client representative for ADR proceedings and is a court appointed mediator on the panel of neutrals for the Western District of Pennsylvania.