Patent Prosecution and Strategy
Geoffrey provides intellectual property counsel and opinions, including analyzing patent validity and invalidity, freedom to operate, and noninfringement. In all patent applications, Geoffrey proactively engages examiners at the USPTO to streamline prosecution and avoid unnecessary expenses. Geoffrey also oversees the patent-related aspects of major business transactions; for instance, managing the transfer of a large international patent family when the holder of those patents was acquired by a new company.
Geoffrey has represented clients on both sides of standard patent infringement cases, as well as Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigations. In these matters, Geoffrey has provided discovery, including e-discovery, document collection, review, production and witness preparation. He also litigates on behalf of clients in cases of false patent marking allegations. He has represented chemical companies, consumer product companies and pharmaceutical companies.
Customs and International Trade
Geoffrey utilizes his technical background to provide counseling to client in areas of international trade, including tariff classification of chemical, pharmaceutical, and related products. He has also provided technical support in related international trade areas, for example Section 337 actions in the International Trade Commission.
Prior to attending law school, Geoffrey was a research associate in the developing field of three dimensional printing. He supported research and development for the formulation of 3-D printed organic and inorganic scaffolds for use in tissue engineering.