Peter J. Manso is a registered patent attorney and has over twenty-five years experience in the field of intellectual property and technology-related law. He has developed extensive patent prosecution experience in a wide range of complicated technologies, particularly in the life sciences, including small molecule pharmaceuticals and pharmacokinetic properties and profiles; biotechnology inventions, such as cloning systems and recombinant proteins, transgenics, stem cells, cell lines, various assays, vaccines, probes, monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies; and medical devices. Pete has developed and prosecuted patent portfolios for several pharmaceutical products now in clinical use. He currently serves as intellectual property counsel to a number of leading U.S. pharmaceutical companies. Pete also has prosecuted domestic and foreign patent applications in other technology areas including specialty chemicals, foods, flavors and a variety of mechanical inventions.
Pete also has extensive experience in evaluation, licensing, acquisition and enforcement of all types of intellectual property rights. He regularly conducts IP due diligence, including infringement and validity studies of patents, infringement and validity studies concerning public offerings and SEC filings, infringement, availability and enforceability studies concerning trademarks, service marks and trade dress, is involved in drafting and negotiating license, acquisition or asset purchase, confidentiality disclosure, technology and material transfer, research, employment, non-compete, assignment and joint venture agreements.
Pete also has a significant amount of litigation experience, including patent infringement litigations in which the patents on which suits were brought, were to found to be valid, enforceable and infringed.
Our Firm has been recognized by IP Worldwide as one of the ten best U.S. firms in prosecuting small chemical entity/pharmaceutical/biotechnology patents.