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Colin G. Sandercock

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Colin Sandercock practices in the areas of patent litigation, procurement, management and enforcement of domestic and foreign patent portfolios, licensing and license disputes, and opinions relating to infringement, validity and freedom to operate.  His technical experience includes biotechnologies, analytical diagnostics, pharmaceutical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistries, material sciences, solar devices, batteries, software-driven monitoring systems for use in the healthcare field, medical devices, and chemical and biochemical engineering.

Colin has served as an adjunct professor of law at George Washington University Law School, lecturing on the licensing of intellectual property rights, and on the AAA Patent Advisory Committee for patent Disputes. He has also served as legal counsel to CENSA (Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association) and frequently lectures on the topics of electronic record keeping for use in research, litigation and interferences.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin


  • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, Litigation Bronze Band, 2013
  • Listed in LMG Life Sciences 2012 and LMG Life Sciences 2013 as a "Life Sciences Star"
  • Listed in Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, as "one of the top attorneys in the Washington, D.C.," Metro Area in the field of Intellectual Property law, 2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2013
  • Ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009 - present
  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013

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700 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3960
Phone: 202-434-1630
Firm Phone: 202-654-6200

Practice Areas

  • Biotechnology Law (Life Sciences, Patent, Pharmaceutical)
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law


  • Moravian College (BS) (1978)
  • University of Pennsylvania (MSE) (1980)
  • Catholic University of America (J.D.) (1984)

Bar Admissions

  • The District of Columbia Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association — Member
  • Licensing Executives Society — Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association — Member
  • New York Biotechnology Association — Member
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association — Member