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Malcolm J. Macdonald, Ph.D.


Phone: (703) 837-9600 | Fax: (703) 837-0980

Dr. Malcolm MacDonald is a partner in the Washington Area office of Ladas & Parry,

Formerly, Malcolm was a partner in the firm of Dennison, Schultz & MacDonald at the time that firm was merged into Ladas & Parry. He received his B.Sc. in science from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England, where he also received his Ph.D. in Microbial Physiology. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Maryland. Malcolm also carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Manchester (UMIST), England. Before attending law school, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, where he taught courses in immunology and microbiology.

Malcolm is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the bar of the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit.

Malcolm has many years of experience in prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications. His practice has been in the areas of filing and prosecuting chemical, pharmaceutical, and mechanical patent applications, and also advises clients on issues relating to patent infringement and patent validity.


University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, (JD 1992)
Microbiology, U. of Aston, Birmingham, UK, (PhD 1980)
Biological Sciences, U. of Aston, Birmingham, UK, (BSc 1977)

Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights

District of Columbia
Maryland Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Registered Patent Attorney

Not Admitted in Virginia

Publications & Presentations

Former Associate Professor – University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy