Areas of Concentration

  • ANDA Patent LItigation
  • Preparation and Prosecution of Patent Applications in Pharma, Biotech, Medical Devices
  • Patent, Trademark, Unfair Competition, Copyright and Trade Secret LItigation
  • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate Opinions
  • Patent and Trademark Licensing Agreements
  • Reexamination, Reissue, Derivation, Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings

Representative Clients

  • Domestic and Foreign Universities and Research Institutions
  • Direct Marketing Companies
  • Small Appliance Manufacturers
  • Fortune 500 Manufacturing Companies
  • Branded and Generic Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Biotech Companies

Lectures and Publications

  • Stern Graduate School of Business at New York University – guest lecturer, intellectual property law (1990-1995)
  • Columbia University School of Business – guest lecturer, intellectual property law (2000-2004)
  • University of Hong Kong – guest lecturer, intellectual property law–2011
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong – guest lecturer, intellectual property law (2012)
  • Practicing Law Institute – taught Advanced Patent Prosecution and Amendment Practice course (1995-2000)

Admissions

  • State of New York (1984)
  • State of Illinois (1980)
  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney (1981)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (2010)
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1984)
  • Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second (1995), Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Federal (1982) Circuits

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Editor, Case Western Reserve University Law Review (1978-79)
  • Conner Inns of Court – Charter Member (2008)
  • Martindale Hubble – AV Rating Excellence (2008–present)
  • Top 100 IP Attorney
  • Expert witness for several patent and trademark cases
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Chair, Biotech Patent Appeals Committee)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University (J.D.), 1980
  • Columbia University (B.A., chemistry), 1975