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Filko Prugo

Filko Prugo

Ropes & Gray LLP

New York, NY, USA


Filko Prugo, M.S., J.D. is chair of Ropes & Gray’s Life Sciences IP litigation practice. Over the past 20 years, Filko has been extensively involved in all aspects of contested patent matters, bolstered by his solid foundation in chemistry and biotechnology. He is one of only a handful of attorneys who has argued before the PTAB in IPR trial proceedings, tried federal district court Hatch-Waxman cases, and argued before the Federal Circuit.

Filko is a USPTO-registered patent attorney, he received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada, an M.S. in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University (2017), and a B.S. (with first class honors) in chemistry from York University in Toronto, Canada.

His experience spans a broad range of technologies including pharmaceuticals and biologics for the treatment of cancer, immunological disorders and cardiovascular disease, as well as drug delivery systems and research tools.

Filko is a frequent speaker on developments in patent law, specifically as they concern Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA matters. He has been repeatedly recognized for his excellence in patent litigation by Legal 500, and as a leading life sciences lawyer by LMG Life Sciences. Clients have noted that “[Filko is] exceptionally bright and has a strong scientific background so [he] can dig in deep with experts.”

Filko is also active in several professional societies including IPO, in which he serves as a member of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology issues committee.
Filko Prugo is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters District Court and PTAB Proceedings for Pharma Patents: Statistics and Strategic Considerations - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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