Leonard Svensson has over 30 years of experience in the intellectual property field, specializing in chemical and biotechnology patents, patent interferences, and litigation. He has prepared, filed and prosecuted numerous patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals and organic chemistry. Mr. Svensson has represented clients in numerous patent interferences and at all stages of the proceedings, prepared, filed and prosecuted a variety of Post-Grant Review applications and handled numerous appeals, including Oral Hearings, before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Mr. Svensson is experienced in District Court patent infringement litigations and has counseled clients and prepared numerous opinions analyzing patent validity and infringement issues. He has also managed worldwide patent portfolios, including prosecution of applications in numerous countries and management of Oppositions before the Japanese Patent Office, European Patent Office and Australian Patent Office, and conducted due diligence studies regarding corporate intellectual patent portfolios.
1984, Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1999, California; registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
University of Maryland (B.S., Biochemistry, 1975); George Mason University School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1983). Member, George Mason Law Review, 1982-1983.
American Intellectual Property Law
Association, Orange County Patent Lawyers
Association and Federation Internationale
des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle ("FICPI").