Rory P. Alegria



  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law–Newark;
    B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California – Berkeley;
    Minor, Chemistry, University of California – Berkeley;
  • Admitted to the NJ bar in 2011 and the NY bar in 2012.
  • Registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Rory concentrates his practice on patents in the chemical and related fields, with a particular focus on medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics. Rory’s practice includes counseling, due diligence, opinions, patent preparation and prosecution, and post-issuance proceedings.

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Rory joined Servilla Whitney in 2011 and became a member of the firm in 2017. Prior to this, he interned in the intellectual property department of a biotech company. Rory was also an intern in the chambers of the Honorable Michael A. Shipp, U.S.M.J. and the Honorable Joseph A. Dickson, U.S.M.J.

At Servilla Whitney, Rory has prosecuted over 20 patents currently listed in the FDA Orange Book, including several patents that have been upheld as patentable in inter partes review proceedings. Rory has worked with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients throughout all stages of product development, including drug discovery, clinical trials, marketed products and development of next-generation devices. Rory has also counseled clients during product acquisitions.

Rory has substantial experience in post-issuance proceedings at the USPTO, such as reissue applications, inter partes review and reexaminations. Rory also has extensive experience with US and worldwide patent prosecution, including Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Rory is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Outside of work, Rory enjoys traveling and sports, particularly football and basketball.