Sean B. Seymore
Assistant Professor Sean Seymore joined Washington and Lee University in 2008. His research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to advances in science and how the intersection of law and science is critical to the formation of public policy. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Seymore was a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Law and an associate in the patent practice group at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston.
Seymore graduated with a BS in chemistry from the University of Tennessee, where he was a Tennessee Scholar in the university’s honors program. He then earned an MS in chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame where he was an Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellow. While a graduate student, he won the Emil T. Hofman Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award and a Kaneb Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. After teaching chemistry for several years, Seymore returned to the University of Notre Dame to earn his JD.
Seymore is an active member of the American Chemical Society, serving on both the Younger Chemists Committee and the Committee on Patents and Related Matters, and he serves on the Programming Committee for the Division of Chemistry and the Law. Seymore is a member of the Massachusetts bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.