In-house corporate counsel and managers are routinely involved with license agreements, acquisitions, mergers, investments and/or an IPO. All of these transactions will involve intellectual property due diligence—an audit to assess
Barry J. Schindler is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Patent Prosecution Group — a group of over 100 attorneys and agents, who are registered with the USPTO, and handling over 4,000 domestic and foreign applications (filing over 1,600 patent applications/year). Barry has over 30 years of legal experience in all aspects of patent prosecution and IP protection — representing numerous major companies and start-ups regarding patents and trade secrets and managing their worldwide patent portfolio in such relevant technical areas of AgriTech, FoodTech, Fintech, cloud computing, chemical, pharmaceutical, material science and medical devices. Barry has obtained hundreds of U.S. patents for his clients, and has worked with foreign counsel in China, France, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom, among others, to obtain foreign patents for firm clients.
Barry has wide-ranging experience with USPTO Interpartes proceedings (“IPR”), having represented numerous entities in connection with over 50 inter partes review proceedings, including representing companies such as Samsung, Limelight Networks, B. Braun, Bracco and Schlumberger. In addition, Barry has worked on dozens of U.S. patent reexaminations (both inter partes and ex parte), and European opposition proceedings for firm clients.
Barry has been listed as an IP Star by Managing IP Magazine’s World IP Handbook and Survey, listed in IAM Global Leaders Guide, listed in Chambers USA Guide, and listed in IAM magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 for Patent Prosecution. Barry received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Process Control) from Cornell University. Prior to law school, Barry practiced for over eight years for major Fortune 100 companies. He received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Barry regularly teaches patent strategy at Universities, the USPTO and incubators. Barry regularly writes on key patent topics and is frequently quoted. Barry’s passion is supporting Family Promise of Morris County – dedicated to ending the crisis of homeless families.