Tia D. Fenton, is a partner in the firm's Litigation, ITC Litigation practice, and Life Sciences groups. Ms. Fenton also serves as General Counsel to the firm. With a background in chemistry, biochemistry and genetics, her practice is focused primarily on chemical, biochemical, biomedical, and pharmaceutical cases. Ms. Fenton has particular experience in ANDA litigations and is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices practice group, including biologics/biosimilars.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Fenton worked as a Forensic DNA Analyst at Cellmark Diagnostics, Inc., and as a Forensic DNA Examiner at the Department of Defense's Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, serving as an expert witness in DNA identification testing for approximately four years and testifying in numerous trials throughout the country.
In addition to litigating cases in district court and before the Federal Circuit, Ms. Fenton represents both domestic and foreign companies in a full range of complex patent matters. Ms. Fenton advises her clients on litigation procedure and strategies, litigation avoidance, and the overall protection and enforcement of patent portfolios. Ms. Fenton also has experience in post-grant proceedings, as well as prosecution-related matters in the chemical, medical device, and pharmaceutical areas.
Ms. Fenton received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University, her master’s degree in Forensic Science with a concentration in DNA technologies from Marshall University, and her Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law.