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Barry J. Schindler

Barry J. Schindler is the 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 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, 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.

Concentrations

  • Legal Areas
    • Patent Portfolio Management
    • Business Methodology
    • Patent Litigation
    • Prosecution of Patent Applications
    • Reexaminations and IPR Proceedings
  • Technical Areas
    • Chemical Compounds and Processes: Metallurgy; Medical Devices; Food Products/Supplements; Plastics; Material Science
    • Industrial Controls: Software; Mechanical and Electrical Devices; Internet Based Systems and Methods; Search Engine Technology; Database Management
    • Financial Derivatives and Systems: Exotic Financial Derivatives
    • Telemedicine
    • Internet-based Systems
    • Plastics
    • Agriculture

Capabilities

Experience

  • A chemical engineer with Fortune 100 companies for seven years prior to law school, Barry has technical experience managing process control systems and serving as a project leader and plant manager for numerous manufacturing facilities.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, IAM Global Leaders Guide, 2020
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2019
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars," 2013-2019
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," Prosecution, 2012-2019
  • Listed, LMG Life Sciences, "Life Science Star," 2016-2019
  • Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Food & Beverage Practice Group of the Year," 2015
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal, "General Litigation Department of the Year" Award, 2013
  • Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
  • Listed, Legal 500 United States, 2008-2009
  • Board Member, Rutgers iJOBS Program, Board of Advisors
  • Chairperson, Corporate Leadership Council of Family Promise of Morris County
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • Member, Institute of Food Technologists
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1988
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering and Food Science, Cornell University
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office