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Jay P. Lessler

Jay P. Lessler

Blank Rome LLP

New York City, NY, USA


Jay Lessler concentrates his practice in domestic and foreign patent procurement, transactions involving intellectual property, client counseling, and patent litigation, primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and computer software arts.

Working closely with inventors and in-house counsel, Jay devises effective strategies to build and protect intellectual property assets, from initial drafting of patent applications to post-grant proceedings. His experience includes:
• all areas of patent prosecution involving domestic and foreign patents
• reissues
• reexaminations
• patent term extension proceedings
• inter partes reviews
• licensing and joint development agreements
• conducting due diligence investigations
• conducting validity and freedom-to-operate studies
• counseling clients in connection with the Hatch-Waxman Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act 
• preparation of Paragraph IV Notice letters and Offers for Confidential Access pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act
• counseling regarding the listability of patents in the FDA Orange Book

He also has significant ANDA and biotech litigation experience.

Jay has been the co-chair of Practising Law Institute’s (“PLI’s”) annual Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop since 2006. He was also a speaker at PLI’s Patent Boot Camp Workshop from 2002 to 2006, and in 2016 and 2017.

Jay has co-authored numerous chapters on Patent Law and the Hatch-Waxman Act, including the “Generic Drug-Approval Process: Hatch-Waxman Update” chapter in The Pharmaceutical Regulatory Process, Second Edition (edited by I. Berry) (2008), and the "Non-Obviousness, Regulatory Exclusivities for Pharmaceutical Products, Post-Grant Procedures," and "How to Prosecute a Biopharma Patent Application" chapters in Biotechnology And Pharmaceutical Patents (2007) (Aspen).
Jay P. Lessler is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Patentable Eligibility of Nature-Based Products as Analyzed by the USPTO - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Conducting Interviews at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings - Advanced Patent Prosecution Topics 2018: Ethics, a WebEx Examiner Interview, the Patent Office and Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings (Plenary Sessions from Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018), Thursday, July 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings - Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings, Thursday, July 26, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings - Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings, Thursday, July 26, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings - Working with a Patent Examiner – Live Demonstration of WebEx Examiner Interview; Everything You Want to Know About the Patent Office; Lessons Learned from Six Years of Post-Grant Proceedings, Thursday, July 26, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2019: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, New York, NY
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