Michael Schwartz Ph.D.

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

Michael draws from his extensive research experience and multidisciplinary scientific expertise to assist clients in protecting and managing their intellectual property.

Michael’s growing practice focuses on patent prosecution in the biotechnology and life science fields. A skilled laboratory scientist by training, he led research in biochemistry and molecular biology that provided invaluable insights into protein synthesis, RNA modifications and functional RNA genomics.

Michael’s numerous publications span a wide variety of topics, including protein mistranslation, enzyme substrate selectivity and kinetics, post-translational protein modifications, tRNA biology, high-throughput RNA sequencing, post-transcriptional RNA modifications and microbiome physiology.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Richard G. Andrews, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware: Judicial Intern (2020)
  • BakerHostetler: Summer Associate (2019 and 2020)
  • The University of Chicago: Postdoctoral Scholar (2016 to 2017)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 77,118
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2021; Articles Editor, Villanova Law Review
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, 2016
  • B.S., Microbiology, Cornell University, 2011

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Federal Circuit Requires Definitive Written Description Support for Quantitative Values and Ranges
By Michael Schwartz Ph.D.
December 15, 2021
Under U.S. law, every patent claim must be supported by an adequate written description, which conveys to those skilled in the art the nature and breadth of the invention.[1] The Federal Circuit recently decided two cases that found that...
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