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Barry J. Schindler is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Patents and Innovation Strategies 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 AI and machine learning, 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 the USPTO including providing guidance regarding such topic as AI and inventorship, AI and obviousness to Examiners on numerous technical areas.

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.


  • 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
    • AI and machine learning, such as training and applications of various types of neural network models for disease detection (e.g., cancer), drug screening assay optimization, biological molecule manufacturing, health-related feature extractions based on facial detection and tracking
    • Electronic health care, including electronic patient data tracking and processing, resource utilization, HIPAA-compliant medical data modeling via synthetic data and visualization
    • Big Data and database management based on AI and machine learningComputer-based business methods: social networking, search engine technology; and numerous e-commerce technologies
    • FoodTech
    • Plastics
    • AgriTech

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.



  • 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

  • Recognized, Dun's 100 (Israel), IP: Patent Prosecution, Notable Law Firm, 2023-2024 
  • Recognized, LegallyIsrael100, Hi-Tech, 2024
  • Recognized, LegallyIsrael100, IP, 2024
  • Recognized, LegallyIsrael100, Patenets and Trademarks, 2024
  • Listed, Legal 500 United States, 2008-2009 and 2023-2024
    • Intellectual Property - Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), 2024
    • Life Sciences, 2023
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021-2022
  • Listed, IAM Global Leaders Guide, 2020-2024
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2022
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2021-2022
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2024
  • Ranked, BDICode (Israel), Intellectual Property – Prominent Team, 2021-2024
  • Ranked, BDICode (Israel), Hi-Tech – Prominent Team, 2021
  • Team Member, Benchmark Litigation’s “New Jersey Law Firm of the Year,” Shortlisted, 2022
  • Listed, LMG Life Sciences, "Life Science Star," 2016-2023
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars: New Jersey Patent Stars," 2013-2024
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," 2012-2024
    • Prosecution, 2012-2024
    • Post-Grant Proceedings, 2020-2024
    • Transactions, 2021-2024
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year – New Jersey,” Finalist, 2019
  • 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

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  • 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