~ Joseph W. Ricigliano, PhD, Partner, Interviewed On Latte With A Lawyer ~

Joseph W. Ricigliano, PhD, Partner at Hoffmann & Baron, LLP, recently joined Host Jonathan Brickman on “Latte With A Lawyer.” The episode offers an in-depth look into Ricigliano’s extensive background, focusing on intellectual property patent counseling, portfolio management, and strategy assessment.

The segment highlighted Ricigliano’s professional journey, examining, prosecuting, and counseling clients in material sciences, chemical applications, and biological innovations.

When the skill set of patent attorneys was discussed, Ricigliano emphasized:

“There’s many different things you have to balance. As a lawyer you need general legal skills. There’s everything from the client facing managing side to the actual legal expertise …The other part you want to have to be a successful patent attorney is a love of the area you’re working in.”

Ricigliano shared insights gained from preparing and prosecuting both U.S. and foreign patented technologies. He discussed his collaborative efforts with scientists and in-house counsel, emphasizing the importance of properly identifying patentable subject matters and securing protection for innovative ideas.

Ricigliano explained his work with the pharmaceutical industry and clinical laboratory clients where he provided valuable perspectives on navigating compliance issues and events. Ricigliano stated:

“No one is going to invest the time and money that it takes to make a drug unless they know they have the potential to patent it, protect it, and get a return on their investment.”

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Joseph W. Ricigliano, Ph.D., J.D. received his Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law, cum Laude; his Doctorate in biochemistry from The University of Pennsylvania; and holds a B.A. in biochemistry with highest distinction, from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr Ricigliano is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, Virginia Bar and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ricigliano’s practice is largely focused on worldwide patent prosecution, opinions and portfolio counseling in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, material science areas, agriculture and medical device industries. Dr. Ricigliano has also been involved with a number of litigations and provided guidance to clients regarding clinical laboratory compliance issues. Prior to joining Hoffmann & Baron, LLP, Ricigliano worked at Perkins Coie, LLP’s Washington, D.C. office, where he was Senior Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice.


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Hoffmann & Baron is a full-service IP law firm specializing in all areas of intellectual property, both domestically and internationally. Their services include IP procurement as well as litigation, counseling, licensing, and post-grant proceedings. With an entrepreneurial spirit, not usually seen in the legal industry, the firm attracts world-class attorneys. For almost four decades, the practice has become known for its unparalleled ability to protect intellectual property and transform ideas into assets.

Hoffmann & Baron, LLP provides cost-effective intellectual property and business strategies tailored to individual client needs to enhance commercial outcomes. Efficiency, discipline and focus on our client’s commercial success are the governing guides. Established in 1984 by co-founders Charles R. Hoffmann and Ronald J. Baron, the firm has offices in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. The firm is proud to serve clients around the globe in all scientific and engineering fields, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, as well as some of the most respected research institutions.

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