Jason A. LeonardPartner, New York
Jason Leonard has experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, with a focus on complex pharmaceutical patent litigation. Mr. Leonard has extensive experience litigating pharmaceutical patents in federal court, including appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jason’s technical expertise includes new drug compounds, enantiomers, polymorphs, drug formulations, and methods of use. He has litigated patents covering oncology drugs, antifungal agents, and oral contraceptives. He has also advised clients regarding regulatory exclusivities at the U.S. Food and Drug administration, including patent term extensions, new chemical and product exclusivities, and GAIN.
Before practicing law, Mr. Leonard worked for six years as a solid-state and analytical chemist at Pfizer. His work included development of analytical methods for drug formulations and synthesis of novel polymorphs and salts of pharmaceutical compounds. He also specialized in conducting investigations of complex scientific problems encountered during drug development. Mr. Leonard is a co-inventor on several solid-state pharmaceutical patents, including patents covering atorvastatin.
Awards and Recognition
Mr. Leonard is listed as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation in the 2015 issue of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition.
J.D., cum laude, Franklin Pierce Law Center (now The University of New Hampshire), 2007
B.S., cum laude, Chemistry, The University of Connecticut, 1998
U.S. Supreme Court, 2014; State of New York, 2008; State of New Jersey, 2007; U.S. District Court of New Jersey; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
New York Intellectual Property Law Association
The Intellectual Property Review, “Chapter 33: United States” (Law Business Research Ltd., 4th ed. 2015)
The Intellectual Property Review, “Chapter 31: United States” (Law Business Research Ltd., 3rd ed. 2014)
The Intellectual Property Review, “Chapter 27: United States” (Law Business Research Ltd., 2d ed. 2013)
The Intellectual Property Review, “Chapter 24: United States” (Law Business Research Ltd. 2012)
“Solid-State Acid-Base Interactions in Complexes of Heterocyclic Bases and Dicarboxylic Acids: Crystallography, Hydrogen Bond Analysis and 15 N NMR Spectroscopy,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006.
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