Daryl Basham, J.D., Ph.D.
In Maryland, practice limited to matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.daryl picture

Cell: 858.382.4661
Email: db@mdip.biz

Practice Areas

  • Chemistry, Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patents
  • Life Science and Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Trademarks
  • Areas of Special Expertise

    Specializes in client development, preparation and prosecution of biotechnology, nanotechnology, bio-informatics, immunology, chemical, mechanical devices, business methods, design, and pharmaceutical patent applications, including preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international applications, patent portfolio analysis, opinions, legal research, document review, litigation support (scientific review/analysis), patent related-FDA due diligence review for generic drugs, patentability and searches for patent validity projects, and trademarks.

    Community/Professional Activities


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • DC Bar Association
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA) (Science and Technology Section)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, Treasurer
  • Other Activities:

  • Invited Attendee (as Examiner of Allowed Patent), Inventor of the Year Award sponsored by IPO, 2001 (Washington, DC).
  • Provider of digitized audio-recordings of the ABA Science and Technology Committee Sessions during the 2001 and 2002 ABA Annual Meetings (Chicago, IL and Washington, DC).
  • Moderator, Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, Center for International Legal Studies, Biotechnology Session, March 2002 (Kitzbühel, AUSTRIA).
  • Representative, ABA Science and Technology Section, Section Officers Conference/CLE Task Force Appointments Meeting, June 2002 (Chicago, IL).
  • Interviewee, The Delta SEE Connection (Radio Program), sponsored by AAAS, September 2003 (Washington, DC).
  • Presenter, Attorney Presentation Series, Playing Nice in the PTO Sandbox, Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, LLP, April 2004 (Washington, DC).
  • Table Leader, Career Issues Facing Biologists: Discussion and Networking, Panel C. Patent Law/Intellectual Property, The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Women in Cell Biology Committee, Annual Meeting, December 2004 (Washington, DC).
  • Legal Representative, Pro Bono, Supplemental Security Income case, obtained Fully Favorable decision on appeal for a pro bono client, August 2005 (Washington, DC).
  • Interviewer/Recruiting, Fall 2005 On-Campus Interviews, Mid-Atlantic National Black Law Students Association, Georgetown University, September 2005 (Washington, DC).
  • Head Coach, 4S Ranch Soccer League, Fall 2006 (San Diego, CA).
  • Connect, Panel Member, April 2007 (San Diego, CA).
  • Legal Representative, Pro Bono, Hurricane Katrina Victim, obtained Favorable decision on appeal for pro bono client, April 2008, (Jefferson County, MS).
  • Instructor, "Patents 101," Practicum for Summer Associates, DLA Piper US LLP, June-July 2008 (San Diego, CA).
  • Prior Professional Experience

  • DLA Piper/Gray, Cary, Ware & Friedenrich, 2003-2008
  • Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, LLP, 2000-2003
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, 1998-2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1996-1998
  • New York University School of Medicine, Research Assistant Professor, 1991-1996
  • New York University School of Medicine, Assistant Research Scientist, 1989-1991
  • Education

  • J.D. - George Washington University School of Law, 2004
  • Ph.D. - Howard University, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, 1989
  • B.S. - Howard University, Microbiology (Minor in Chemistry), 1982
  • Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia (2004)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1999)
  • Patent

    U.S. Patent No. 5,962,664 "Psychosis Protecting Nucleic Acids, Peptides, Compositions and Method of Use," A.J. Friedhoff, J.C. Miller and D.A. Basham.