Fitzpatrick has significant knowledge of ophthalmic devices and medicaments. Michael O’Neill, chair of this practice, has noteworthy experience in this field including: the transfer of LASIK technology developed by Chiron to Bausch & Lomb; wavefront aberrometers; phacoemulsification devices; cataract treatment technologies; intraocular lens (IOL) configurations and inserters; ophthalmological surgical instruments; and vitreo-retinal work for the Eye Institute at Keck School of Medicine, USC. Other members of this practice have engaged in patent prosecution, opinion work, and litigations, for example, in the areas of antiglaucoma medicine, contact lens solutions, and IOLs.
Members of our team include attorneys with degrees in [[biology, pharmacology, physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering and, in some cases, advanced degrees in the fields. We possess the experience and insight necessary to fulfill all of your intellectual property needs.
A lawyer cannot understand your legal issue without also understanding your business.
At Fitzpatrick, we are not in the business of providing legal services for our clients’ own sake, but rather to advance their business goals. Assisting in the achievement of those goals demands a thorough understanding of our clients’ technology (or other intellectual property), as well as business trends and practices in the industries within which they operate.
Our attorneys bring that knowledge in the form of education, industry research, and frequently long years of industry experience. A great many of Fitzpatrick’s attorneys have scientific degrees relevant to their clients’ industries — others bring extensive work experience in their clients’ fields. Our industry group leaders include Lock See Yu-Jahnes, Ph.D., who researched thin-film electronic devices before heading the Semiconductor Technologies group; and Robert S. Schwartz, Ph.D., who investigated biomedical research before co-leading our Biotechnology group.
In all of our industry areas, our attorneys bring similar levels of industry-specific learning and experience to inform their work for clients. We invite you to contact our industry group leaders for more information.