Aaron B. Rabinowitz

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Overview

Aaron Rabinowitz is a patent attorney and business advisor who has worked for more than 15 years with emerging companies, public corporations and research institutions to identify their key intellectual property at the earliest stage, efficiently secure broad protection for that intellectual property in the U.S. and abroad, and execute opportunities to monetize that intellectual property. Aaron builds and maintains patent and trade secret portfolios in nearly every technology, and he has a favorable track record in even the most demanding patent office examination and appeal procedures.

Aaron Rabinowitz applies his problem-solving background in chemical engineering and his legal training as a federal trial and appellate law clerk to help his clients develop, monetize and enforce deep intellectual property portfolios that support their business objectives. Aaron’s clients include emerging companies, Fortune 50 corporations and Ivy League academic institutions, and his representations involve a wide variety of technologies, including orthopedic devices, medical diagnostic systems, conventional and alternative energy technologies, biotechnology, aerospace components, industrial chemicals, materials science, nanotechnology and electronic devices.

With experience at every stage of the intellectual property lifecycle, Aaron counsels clients on crafting cost-efficient intellectual property portfolios that best meet their needs -- whether those needs are protecting the client’s own products, monetizing intellectual property through licensing, or enforcing that intellectual property against competitors in courts and in alternative dispute forums.

Aaron has served as an adjunct professor of patent law at Temple University School of Law for more than a decade, and he is a frequent guest lecturer at Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science. Aaron has also provided continuing legal education programs at intellectual property law association events and at Fortune 500 corporations.

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Transactional and Prosecution
  • Development and prosecution of patent portfolio for client involved in manufacture of precision machine parts; coordinated multimillion-dollar acquisition transaction between client and private equity fund.
Litigation
  • Served as a member of a team that obtained complete appellate reversal of a summary judgment of invalidity in Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp. et al. v. Crown Pkg. Tech., Federal Circuit Appeal. No. 2020-1212 (Fed. Cir. 2020).
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Experience

Transactional and Prosecution
  • Development and prosecution of patent portfolio for client involved in manufacture of precision machine parts; coordinated multimillion-dollar acquisition transaction between client and private equity fund.
  • Secured patent protection of non-invasive urological diagnostic technologies; negotiated license between client and largest supplier in United States of urological components and supplies.
  • Negotiated development and production agreements between components manufacturer and world-scale consumer products producer.
  • Obtained patent protection for point-of-care diagnostic device technology; patent was selected as “Biomedical Device Patent of the Year” by the University of Pennsylvania in 2018.
  • Developed and prosecuted patent portfolio for university client around graphene-based devices used as medical diagnostic and sensors; portfolio licensed by emerging diagnostics company.
  • Manage international patent portfolios for global laboratory equipment company in the fields of laboratory instrumentation and optical analysis systems.
  • Conducted successful appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of a national laboratory to obtain patent protection for several nanomaterial manufacture methods.
  • Conducted a successful appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of a world-scale aerospace and defense corporation to obtain patent protection for portable and off-the-grid energy storage technologies.
  • Secured patent protection for pathogen detection systems with use in defense and security applications.
  • Obtained patent protection for electromagnetic shielding compositions useful in defense and security applications.
Litigation
  • Served as a member of a team that obtained complete appellate reversal of a summary judgment of invalidity in Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp. et al. v. Crown Pkg. Tech., Federal Circuit Appeal. No. 2020-1212 (Fed. Cir. 2020).
  • Served as a member of a team that obtained complete appellate reversal of a summary judgment of invalidity in Crown Pkg. Tech. v. Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp., 635 F.3d 1373 (Fed. Cir. 2011).
  • Served as a member of a team that obtained complete appellate reversal of a summary judgment of non-infringement in Crown Pkg. Tech., Inc. v. Rexam Beverage Can Co., 559 F.3d 1308 (Fed. Cir. 2009).
  • Served as a member of a team asserting container technology patents in ongoing federal trial court and appellate litigation.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Mid-Atlantic Capital Alliance
  • Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

Community

  • Aid For Friends: Assistance to food-challenged individuals and families in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pro Bono

  • Represented Honduran immigration client in briefing and at oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and obtained unanimous precedential decision in client’s favor on all issues. Ricardo Blanco v. Attorney General of the United States, 967 F.3d 304 (3d Cir. 2020).
  • Represented Cuban immigration client in briefing before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Obtained grant of asylum for client.
  • Represented Guatemalan immigration client before Board of Immigration Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Represented immigration client from the Democratic Republic of Congo before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Represented client in adoption proceedings in Philadelphia Family Court.

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Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jan E. DuBois, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 61,943
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, Temple Law Review
  • M.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, National Science Foundation Fellow
  • B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, cum laude