PHILADELPHIA (October 2016) – Intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that patent agent Andrew Baraniak, Ph.D., has joined the firm. He assists 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.
“With the growth of our patent work in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields, Andrew’s experience and skills are an excellent fit for our team,” said Partner Weihong Hsing, Ph.D., who heads the firm’s life sciences practice.
Baraniak received 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, 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.
About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s IP law practitioners provide strategic litigation, licensing and counseling service relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, domain names and Internet issues domestically and internationally. The firm’s long-standing relationships with a network of associates worldwide enable its attorneys and advisors to provide clients with global intellectual property advice and protection.