With over 40 years of experience, Robert L. Baechtold has prepared, tried, and argued intellectual property cases, serving as lead counsel on behalf of major international companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemistry, and polymeric materials.
He is widely known as “an excellent patent litigator, especially in the pharmaceutical field” (Best Lawyers in America), “the dean of pharmaceuticals” (Chambers USA), “the greatest that ever was” in pharmaceutical patent litigation, a “top trial lawyer,” and “one of the best in the country.” (Chambers Global).
Additionally, Bob has argued numerous appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and has served as president of that court’s Bar Association. He has also served as a board member for the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and as president of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association.
Bob has extensive experience in arbitrations, both as counsel for the litigants and as an arbitrator. He has served as an arbitrator in United States patent validity and infringement disputes between major companies and in ICC proceedings involving issues of patent and international substantive and procedural laws.
- AstraZeneca against Andrx, Genpharm, Dr. Reddy and Schwartz Pharma on patents relating to omeprazole and its formulations.
- Bausch & Lomb against Alcon on patents relating to compositions for disinfecting contact lenses.
- Emory University against GlaxoWellcome Inc and Biochem Pharma on patents relating to antiviral agents for the treatment of HIV.
- UCB against Mylan, Dr. Reddy, Sandoz and Cobalt on patents relating to levetiracetam, a leading epilepsy medicine.
- S.C. Johnson & Son against Gillette and Carter-Wallace on a patent relating to Edge® gel shaving cream.
- Novartis against Eon Laboratories and Abbott Laboratories on patents relating to cyclosporin formulations.
- E.I. DuPont against Alzo on patents relating to Kevlar® fiber technology.
- Novartis against Dr. Reddy on a patent relating to terbinafine, an anti-fungal agent.
- J.D. magna cum laude Seton Hall University School of Law 1966
- B.S. Rutgers University 1958
Bar Admissions : New York, New Jersey, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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