Aaron B. Rabinowitz

Partner

Philadelphia
T +1.215.564.8965
F +1.215.568.3439

Overview

Aaron Rabinowitz applies his technical background in chemical engineering and his legal training as a federal trial and appellate law clerk to provide intellectual property counseling to emerging companies, Fortune 50 corporations and academic institutions. Aaron has experience with every stage of patent law, including drafting, prosecution, validity and infringement opinions, litigation, and licensing. Aaron directs the prosecution of patent portfolios for a diverse group of clients in the United States and abroad, in technical fields including chemical engineering, materials science/nanotechnology, alternative energy and medical technologies.

Aaron is an adjunct professor of patent law at Temple University School of Law and is a frequent guest lecturer at Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as at the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Life Sciences and Medical Devices Prosecution
  • Secured an allowance on appeal for a United States patent application related to methods using blends of several different medications to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease; this appeal secured a six-year patent term extension for the client. The British Medical Journal devoted an entire issue to this technology, noting that it had been "more than 50 years since [the journal] published something as important" as the papers describing this invention.
Energy Prosecution
  • Directs United States and international patent prosecution for an alternative energy client that focuses on energy storage systems and solar-activated photocatalytic materials; this client's technology has been featured several times in MIT Technology Review.
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Prosecution
  • Directs United States and international patent prosecution for a materials science client that focuses on polymeric and carbon nanotube-based materials.
Litigation
  • Served as a member of a team that obtained the 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).
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Experience

Life Sciences and Medical Devices Prosecution
  • Secured an allowance on appeal for a United States patent application related to methods using blends of several different medications to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease; this appeal secured a six-year patent term extension for the client. The British Medical Journal devoted an entire issue to this technology, noting that it had been "more than 50 years since [the journal] published something as important" as the papers describing this invention.
  • Secured an allowance for a United States patent application directed to solid-state nanochannel arrays for the genomic analysis of DNA and other macromolecules; MIT Technology Review named this technology as one of 2009's 10 best emerging technologies.
  • Directs United States and international patent prosecution for a medical device client that focuses on orthopedic implant devices.
  • Directs United States patent prosecution for a medical device client that focuses on non-invasive hemodynamic measurement techniques.
Energy Prosecution
  • Directs United States and international patent prosecution for an alternative energy client that focuses on energy storage systems and solar-activated photocatalytic materials; this client's technology has been featured several times in MIT Technology Review.
  • Directs United States and international patent prosecution for an alternative energy client that focuses on biomass compaction technologies.
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Prosecution
  • Directs United States and international patent prosecution for a materials science client that focuses on polymeric and carbon nanotube-based materials.
  • Directs United States and international patent prosecution for a performance materials client that focuses on construction materials.
Litigation
  • Served as a member of a team that obtained the 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 the 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 trial team asserting container technology patents in federal district court.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

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

Industries

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
  • 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