2014-07-18 Meet RPâ€™s Newest Superstar - Â Q&A with James Matthew Gould, former Schering-Plough and Merck In-House Counsel
I joined Schering-Plough in the early 90â€™s and started out with a broad range of responsibilities including strategic patent portfolio management, client counseling, freedom-to-operate assessments, patent due diligence in support of in-licensing, patent preparation and prosecution, and patent litigation. With regard to technologies, my work primarily involved small molecule pharmaceuticals, new polymorphs, proteins, protein conjugates, antibodies, and chemical and biotech process technology; and while most of my work was in the pharmaceutical area, I also had the chance to work on cases related to contact lenses and optical inspection systems as Schering owned a contact lens subsidiary back then. Over time, I began to focus more on tech transfer and licensing, as well as global patent litigation.
2011-01-28 RatnerPrestia Names Jonathan Spadt as CEO and President; Paul Prestia Takes Role of Senior Counselor and Strategic Advisor
Effective February 1, 2011, Jonathan H. Spadt, who has been with the firm since 1997, becomes the firmâ€™s new CEO and President.
2011-01-28 RatnerPrestia Hosts Intellectual Property in China Conference
As part of RatnerPrestiaâ€™s growing China IP Law initiative, the firm organized and hosted an international conference on Intellectual Property Law in China on October 20, 2010 at its Berwyn offices.
2010-07-01 Managing Your Portfolio Of Foreign Patents â€“ How To Obtain Value In A Cost-Effective Manner
A patent is a legal instrument which gives its owner the right to exclude others from practicing the claimed invention.
2009-05-07 A Different View of the Profession: First-Years Offer Perspectives
A Different View of the Profession: First-Years Offer Perspectives
2008-02-21 Patent Reform Still a Hot Topic
The most major revision of U.S. patent law since 1952 continues to wend its way through Congress.
2007-04-23 Proposed Patent-Reform Bills Don't Address Elephant In the Room
As discussed in this column on April 30, Senator Patrick Leahy (D, Vermont) and Representative Howard Berman (D, California) along with a number of bipartisan co-sponsors, launched a proposed major overhaul of U.S. patent law with the submission of identical bills in the House and Senate on April 17.
2007-04-23 Bipartisan Patent Reform Bill Introduced
U.S. patent law may be facing its biggest overhaul in 50 years.
2006-10-04 Reform the U.S. patent system? Congress, the PTO and the Supreme Court are all trying
Extended studies and reports by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Academy of Sciences a few years ago validated the constitutional assumption that patents incentivize progress, thus justifying the grant of exclusive rights to patentees.
2006-10-02 Patentability: The Supreme Court May Be Taking Us Back To the Future
The Supreme Court is poised to address a fundamental question in patent law: When is an invention obvious in view of two or more prior art references?