Barry J. Schindler

Barry J. Schindler


Barry J. Schindler is the Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Patent Prosecution Group -- a group of approximately 4,000 domestic and 4,100 foreign applications pending and over 100 attorneys, who are registered with the USPTO. Barry has more than twenty-five years of legal experience in all aspects of pharmaceutical and chemical patent prosecution -- representing numerous major pharmaceutical and chemical companies regarding patents relating to small molecules and synthetic compounds.

Barry has helped companies of all sizes build and manage large patent portfolios, develop in-house procedures, and formulate intellectual property strategies. Barry positions clients to gain a competitive advantage by identifying patentable subject matter and drafting claims and providing patent opinions in such a way that infringement becomes possible to prove.

Barry has worked in numerous patent litigations to develop an overall case strategy that involves complementing a litigation strategy with actions at the USPTO. Barry has been involved in dozens of reexamination proceedings and over 50 IPR proceedings at the USPTO. He has worked with the USPTO in setting up numerous technical fairs, seminars and meetings to further the education of the Examiners.

Barry, an active member of the firm's Israel Practice also focuses his practice on managing the patent portfolio for numerous innovative Israeli start-ups. Barry is a frequent business visitor to Israel and is very involved with the local tech community.


  • 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
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  • 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, 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," 2016-2018
  • 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)


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1988
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering and Food Science, Cornell University
  • 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