Overview

Knowledge of the esoteric language of science and technology makes for a strong patent counsel, and Ashley Pezzner brings the mind of a former engineer and patent examiner to his work helping clients around the world establish, protect and maintain technology patents. Ashley counsels chemical, agricultural, consumer product, pharmaceutical and medical device companies on patent prosecution and provides advice on patent infringement and validity issues in several areas of technology, such as polymers, pharmaceutical formulations and agricultural products.

Ashley also has deep experience prosecuting international patent portfolios for major clients in diverse industries, and he oversees due diligence projects during companies’ acquisition procedures. The patent applications he handles are in different polymer fields, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), agricultural formulations, dye formulations, polyolefin films, catalysts, pharmaceutical applications, medical devices, photoresists, magnetic materials and oil recovery methods.

Prior to attending law school, Ashley banked a wealth of experience working as a procurement quality chemical engineer in the aircraft and naval industries. He also worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a patent examiner in Group 156 in the inorganic, organic and polymer fields.

Personal Interests

Ashley and his wife, Jodie, established the Jewish Fund for the Future to support their synagogue and community and to ensure a place where their grandchildren and all Jewish people “can feel safe practicing our traditions, where they will have a synagogue home and a place to study Torah.” The couple enjoys spending time with their children and grandchildren. Ashley is an avid bicyclist and sports fan.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Delaware
Maryland
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Delaware

Education

University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (1990)

Johns Hopkins University
M.A.S.

University of South Carolina
B.S.

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

Ashley serves on the finance committee at his synagogue.

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