Amy DeCloux, Ph.D., J.D.

Amy DeCloux, Ph.D., J.D.


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Wesleyan University, B.A., Biology

University of Maryland Baltimore County, M.S., Molecular Biology

University of Maryland at College Park, Ph.D., Microbiology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Suffolk University, J.D.

Amy DeCloux, Ph.D., J.D.

Dr. DeCloux is Counsel at Sunstein whose practice focuses on the prosecution of patents in the fields of immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical formulations, diagnostics, and medical devices. She also assists in the preparation of patentability, infringement and freedom-to-operate analyses, as well as performing IP diligence for corporate transactions. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has argued before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences at the USPTO.


  • Prior to joining the firm, Dr. DeCloux was a Patent Examiner for over four years in Art Unit 1644 covering areas including Immunology, Receptor/Ligands, Cytokines, and Molecular Biology.
  • Dr. DeCloux was a Faculty Research Associate following a NIH funded Post-Doctoral fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where her research focused on T cell immunology. She has worked and published with Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa at M.I.T. She received a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a B.A. in Biology from Wesleyan University.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Dr. DeCloux is a co-author of articles published in several scientific journals including Nature, Cell, Nature Medicine, Immunological Reviews, Journal of Immunology, Genetics, Journal of Bacteriology and Cell Differentiation.
  • Amy has presented talks and abstracts at several meetings including The Ninth International Conference of Immunology and FASEB.


  • Amy was named to the Rising Stars list in the practice area of Intellectual Property in 2015-2017 in Massachusetts, a list limited to 2.5% of the outstanding emerging lawyers in the state who are age 40 and under, or have been practicing 10 years or less. The attorneys featured in Rising Stars were selected by their peers in an extensive nomination and polling process conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters and seen in a special advertising section in Boston magazine.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts