Alia   M. Orbin, Ph.D.

Alia M. Orbin, Ph.D.

Practice Areas
  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., synthetic organic chemistry
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
  • Yale University, B.A., Biology

Alia M. Orbin, Ph.D. Associate

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Dr. Alia Orbin is a registered patent attorney experienced in the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications related to pharmaceutical sciences, inorganic and organic chemistry, biotechnology and material sciences. She also is experienced in conducting searches and reviews to assist in due diligence, patentability and freedom to operate analyses.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Dr. Orbin worked as a patent attorney/agent at another law firm in the Philadelphia area. Her responsibilities there included drafting and prosecuting patent applications and managing patent portfolios and patent prosecution for a wide client base including large corporations, universities and individual inventors.

Dr. Orbin has more than 10 years of experience in industrial and academic research in organic chemistry, before turning to the practice of intellectual property law. She worked as a research associate in medicinal chemistry at a pharmaceutical company. While there, she synthesized novel antibiotics and was listed as an inventor on several patents and patent applications. Her graduate research focused on the total synthesis of a natural product. Dr. Orbin was an author on multiple articles in the scientific journals, such as Journal of Organic Chemistry and Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters.

Dr. Orbin earned her B.A. in biology from Yale University, and her Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Pennsylvania. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where she was a Microsoft Fellow, Honorable Louis C Bechtle Scholar, Conwell Scholar, and a recipient of multiple awards, such as Catherine Donahue Memorial Award and TASA Prize in Evidence.

Articles & Presentations

Panitch Schwarze Adds Biotech Expert to IP Team // December 6, 2019
Philadelphia and Delaware intellectual property law firm hires Dr. Alia Orbin to assist clients in the firm’s growing life sciences practice Read more

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