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Noel E. Day, Ph.D.



University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Ethics
University of Tennessee, Ph.D.
  • Comparative and Experimental Medicine
University of Tennessee, B.A.
  • Psychology

Prior Employment

  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., 2006-2008
  • Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, 2001-2006

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan 

American Bar Association

  • Intellectual Property Section

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

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Dr. Day is a skilled patent attorney with a particular focus on due diligence and patent prosecution. She assists clients with U.S. and international patent procurement and assessing the value of patent estates. Dr. Day possesses a technical background in immunology and molecular biology. Her areas of experience include:

  • Prosecution of global intellectual property portfolios relating to biologics, drug products, skin care, diagnostics and genomics for universities and private companies
  • Assists clients with maximizing exclusivity, including life-cycle management and Patent Term Adjustment
  • Extensive experience conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate reviews related to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food safety and animal safety industries
  • Due diligence regarding licensing and acquisitions of prescription products, research tools and over-the-counter products


  • Argued the first United States Patent and Trademark Office’s calculation of Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) case on behalf of a client and received a favorable judgment that secured additional “B Period” PTA for the client and future patent holders
  • Assisted client with life cycle management of global patent portfolio relating to multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical
  • Assisted multinational pharmaceutical company with competitor intelligence
  • Assisted client and local counsel with opposition of competitor patents in Europe, Israel and New Zealand
  • Provided extensive due diligence for a Michigan venture investment fund
  • Drafted clinical study site agreements for a major pharmaceutical company
  • Counseled client in declaratory relief action regarding patent on co-transformation of mammalian cells (Axel Patents)
  • Advised clients in disputes regarding license rights under patents related to antibody expression in bacteria
  • Counseled client regarding medical patent implant in a patent infringement action
  • Prosecuted global patent portfolio related to medical device for detecting diabetes
  • Performed due diligence in connection with $3.4 billion acquisition of generic pharmaceutical company
  • Represented pharmaceutical companies in connection with NASD investigations regarding stock price effects and trading activity resulting from mergers and acquisitions
  • Represented client regarding opposition to motion for temporary restraining order alleging unfair competition and false claims for various clients
  • Represented client regarding opposition to motion for temporary restraining order alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and other business torts
  • Defended corporation and individuals against criminal accusations of lab fraud


Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan

  • Board of Directors, 2014-present

Pro Bono

  • Represented indigent client on appeal to the Ninth Circuit for denial of asylum in pro bono case

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Seminars & Events


  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2013-2016
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Recognized as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" for 2013