James F. Ewing is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Dr. Ewing primarily advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and nutraceutical clients. In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, Dr. Ewing works with companies engaged in drug discovery to develop and produce peptide and small molecule therapeutics, encompassing such technologies as computationally assisted drug design, immunology and vaccine technologies, stem cell technologies, neurobiology, drug delivery, gene therapy technologies, nanobiology technologies and biomedical devices. Dr. Ewing is former vice chair of the firm’s Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice and a member of the Life Sciences, Food & Beverage, and Technology Industry Teams.
Dr. Ewing has more than 15 years of experience as a research biochemist in academic medical universities and drug discovery companies. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles and invited reviews on a variety of scientific topics. Dr. Ewing has worked in several Massachusetts-based drug discovery companies with interest in the development of new cardiovascular, reproductive, gastrointestinal and central nervous system therapeutics, as well as antibiotics.
Dr. Ewing has been selected for inclusion in the 2005 – 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers-Rising Stars® editions for his work in intellectual property. In 2010, the Legal 500 recognized Dr. Ewing for patent prosecution. He was named among the LMG Life Sciences "Life Science Stars" in both 2012 and 2015. Dr. Ewing is a 2016 recipient of Foley & Lardner’s Carl Hitchner Mentor of the Year Award, which is an annual award recognizing outstanding mentoring to young attorneys by partners and senior counsel.
Dr. Ewing is a graduate of Union College (B.S., with honors), Albany Medical College (M.S. and Ph.D.) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude).
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Dr. Ewing is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the state of Massachusetts and before the USPTO.
Selected Legal Publications