Zachary E. Derbyshire


Zach’s practice focuses largely in patent procurement and opinion matters, including application preparation, domestic and foreign prosecution, appeals, and patentability and validity opinions. He has been a patent practitioner since graduating from the University of Arizona in 2007.

Prior to entering law, he obtained a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology through a focus on mapping protein signaling pathways.


  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
  • The University of Arizona  (Ph.D., 2004)
    • Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • University of California, San Diego  (B.S., 1998)
    • Biochemistry

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Kentucky
  • District of Columbia