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Peter D. Mlynek

Peter D. Mlynek

Patent Law for Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biotech Industries
  • Patents, Intellectual Property
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania, USPTO
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We help to solve clients’ business problems by providing legal and business advice related to intellectual property. Although not limited in industries that we serve, we specializing in working with clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology business sectors. Our services include • Business Counseling: planning, developing and executing a patenting strategy that is consistent with the clients’ business goals. • US patents: drafting and prosecuting patent applications to clients’ inventions. • International Patents: working through non-US law firms to obtain patents in countries and areas around the globe. • Opinions: preparing freedom to operate opinions, patent invalidity opinions, infringement opinions, and due diligence analysis associated with M&A transactions. • Licensing of intellectual property. • Non-Patent IP Protection: by securing patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Practice Areas
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Intellectual Property
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New Jersey
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Rutgers University - Camden
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: • Dean's List multiple semesters • A/A+/A- grades in Patent Law I, Patent Law II, Patent Prosecution Seminar, Drug & Device Law, Food & Drug Administration Law
Activities: President of the Rutgers Intellectual Property Law Association
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph.D. (1996) | Inorganic Chemistry
Activities: • Thesis: "Synthesis, Isolation, and Characterization of Variety of High Nuclearity Nickel-Antimony, Nickel-Bismuth, and Nickel Copper Carbonyl Clusters". Such clusters may model catalytic active sites in metal catalyzed reactions. • Major: Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry • Minor: Analytical Chemistry. Classes in electrochemistry, spectroscopy, laser physics, chromatography. • 5 academic papers. • Synthesized organometallic and metal cluster compounds under anaerobic conditions via Schlenk equipment, drybox, as well as traditional organic synthetic techniques. • Isolated and purified compounds by solvent extraction, liquid chromatography, and crystallization. • Characterized compounds by multinuclear NMR, CV, HPLC, AA, MS, XRF, IR, and X-ray single crystal crystallography. • Developed new synthetic routes to organic ligands that were used as starting materials.
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
MBA (1993) | Finance, Investments, and Banking
Activities: • 20 Graduate level classes in Business and related fields
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University of California - Berkeley
B.S. (1987) | Chemistry
Activities: • Course work in all chemistry disciplines, including graduate level classes. • Four semesters of research in bio-inorganic chemistry: synthesized, isolated and characterized non-heme iron dioxygenase model compounds.
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513 Questions Answered

Q. Is there a design patent for hand cuffs?
A: Yes, there are plenty of patents on handcuffs. However, most patents on handcuff are utility patents, not design patents. Typically, the purchaser and user care about that they work, and not about the ornamental design of it.
Q. I think I’ve discovered a new type of Calathea. My Calathea has mutated and reproduced with new patterns and colors.
A: Congratulations on your new Calathea! I like those plants. It may or may not be patentable (depending if you found it in nature or if you've bred it), but you have two options: hire a patent attorney, or do it yourself. If you've never done this before, then you really need to hire a patent attorney. The first thing that you should do is to put together a business plan on how you are going to make money on this. Figure out your production, distribution channels, exit strategy, margins, EBITDA, promotions, etc. Any patent attorney will be happy to take money from you for doing patent work, but if you can't make it to make money on paper, then you are just going to be wasting your cash on patent attorneys.
Q. Can I patent a specific type of credit card?
A: Yes, you should be able to do that. The technology with credit cards has evolved by using raised numbers, then magnetic strips, then chips, so if you come up with yet another advance in technology, you should be able to get a patent on that. Or if you make a credit card that is made of some new material that makes gives it some advantage over existing cards, then yes, you could get a patent on that. If you want to put on a credit card some design, then you would likely not be able to get a patent, but it would likely be protected under the copyright law instead.
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516 Eaglebrook Dr.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Telephone: (856) 787-0880