Andrew P. Baraniak, Ph.D.

Andrew P. Baraniak, Ph.D.

Practice Areas
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Duke University, Ph.D. in molecular genetics and microbiology
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Andrew P. Baraniak, Ph.D. Patent Agent

Philadelphia: 215.965.1257   F: 215.965.1331   E:

Dr. Andrew P. Baraniak is a patent agent who assists in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications, specializing in the biotechnology arena. Additionally, Dr. Baraniak assists in conducting searches and reviews to assist in due diligence, patentability, and freedom to operate analyses.

Dr. Baraniak earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in molecular genetics and microbiology, with a focus on post-transcriptional gene processing, from Duke University. His research has been presented at international scientific research conferences and has led to publications in prominent scientific journals, including Molecular and Cellular Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nature Biotechnology, and RNA.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Dr. Baraniak was a patent agent at DuPont, where he was responsible for managing and developing the patent portfolio for Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and BP. Besides patent preparation and prosecution, he also was involved in freedom to operate, patent portfolio diligence, and IP strategy counseling, with the input of the legal, commercial and technical team managers.

Articles & Presentations

Written Description and Enablement Requirements for Antibodies in View of Amgen v. Sanofi // April 30, 2018
Dr. Baraniak will review the written description and enablement requirements for antibodies in view of Amgen v. Sanofi. Read more

Andrew P. Baraniak Joins Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel // September 30, 2016
Experienced patent agent joins life sciences practice at Philadelphia IP firm assisting in the preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications as well as conducting searches and reviews to assist in the due diligence, patentability and freedom to operate analyses, specializing in the biotechnology arena. Read more

Get To Know

Dr. Baraniak is actively involved in the Kennett Square area YMCA.

He enjoys spending time with his family. They enjoy playing sports, going to Longwood Gardens, going to the Franklin Institute, and generally exploring everything we come into contact with.

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