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Sean Myers-Payne joined the firm as a technical advisor in 1996 after performing research in a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and obtaining his Ph.D. in pharmacology in 1995. He attended George Mason University for law school while working at G&B and later at Finnegan Henderson, where he worked as an associate after law school. Sean expanded his legal skills at a general practice firm in Columbus, Ohio before returning to G&B in 2006.

Sean built on his foundation in pharmacology to form a niche practice in counseling pharmaceutical companies on IP protection for their new drugs and drug products. He has extensive experience in pre-drafting counseling, application drafting and prosecution, and strategic patent family management.

Sean is a managing equity partner at G&B and in that role, he manages the prosecution practice firm-wide. Within the prosecution group, he broadly oversees all of the chemical patent prosecution work at the firm.


  • Travels to Japan regularly

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Representative Publications

  • Myers-Payne, S.C., (2010). “Will Bilski put limits on pharmaceutical patents?” 7 Journal of Generic Medicines 205-10.
  • Greenblum, N., Fink, M., Roylance, S., Pejic, P.B., Myers-Payne, S.C., Braier, P., (2008). “Generic Drugs in a Changing Intellectual Property Landscape.” The Pharmaceutical Regulatory Process, Second Edition, pps. 143-180, Ira R. Berry and Robert P. Martin, eds., Informa Health Care.
  • Myers-Payne, S.C., (2006). “A missed opportunity — Labcorp v. Metabolite Laboratories.” 4-1 Journal of Generic Medicines 59-63.
  • Myers-Payne, S.C., (Spring 2004). Determining entitlement to date of invention: Chen v. Bouchard. Ohio State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, 12(2).
  • Myers-Payne, S.C., Hubbell, T., Pu, L., Schnutgen, F., Borchers, T., Wood, W.G., Spener, F., and Schroeder, F. (1996). Isolation and characterization of two fatty acid-binding proteins from mouse brain. J. Neurochem., 66(4), 1648-1656.
  • Myers-Payne, S.C., Fontaine, R.N., Loeffler, A., Pu, L., Rao, A.M., Kier, A.B., Wood, W.G., and Schroeder, F. (1996). Effects of chronic ethanol consumption on sterol transfer proteins in mouse brain. J. Neurochem, 66(1), 313-320.
  • Myers-Payne, S.C., Hui, D.Y., Brockman, H.L., and Schroeder, F. (1995). Cholesterol esterase: a cholesterol transfer protein. Biochemistry, 34(12), 3942-3947.