NSTI Nanotech 2009

Overview of Clean & Nano IP Landscape Track

Leon Radomsky

Leon Radomsky

Partner and Chair, Nanotechnology Industry Team, and member, Intellectual Property Department and Green Energy Technology Practice
Foley & Lardner LLP

Leon Radomsky is a partner and chair of Foley & Lardner’s Nanotechnology Industry Team. He is a member of the firm’s Chemical & Pharmaceutical and Electronics Practices and the Emerging Technologies and Energy Industry Teams. Mr. Radomsky focuses on strategic client counseling, IP due diligence and agreements, opinions and all phases of U.S. and international patent portfolio development, including patent application drafting, prosecution, appeals, reissues and reexaminations in the areas of nanotechnology, semiconductor devices and processing, materials science, solar cells and fuel cells.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Radomsky worked as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications in semiconductor device processing and developed a broad knowledge of semiconductor device and liquid crystal display fabrication technologies. Prior to that, he was a doctoral research assistant and teaching assistant at Columbia University, where he gained expertise in semiconductor physics and testing, metallurgy and electronic materials processing.

Mr. Radomsky was recognized in the Legal 500 US: Volume II: Intellectual Property, Media, Technology, and Telecom 2007 Guide as a top attorney for patent prosecution. He has also been named one of the Top Ten Intellectual Property Lawyers Influencing Nanotechnology by Nanotechnology Law & Business.

Mr. Radomsky has authored numerous legal articles and book chapters. He authored a chapter on IP due diligence in “Structuring Patent Licensing Transactions” published by Aspatore Books and was featured in ReedLogic Video Leadership Seminars on IP due diligence and on providing superior client service to generate referrals to new clients. While still in law school, Mr. Radomsky was awarded the Rossman Memorial Award as the author of an article in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society that made the greatest contribution to the fields of patents, trademarks and copyrights in 1997-98. In addition, Mr. Radomsky has also authored articles which have appeared in numerous publications, including Intellectual Property Today, Patent Strategy & Management, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Nanotechnology Law & Business and R&D Journal. The articles have covered diverse legal topics, including claim interpretation, an analysis of world wide semiconductor chip layout protection laws, government rights in nanotechnology patents, a summary of the first Federal Circuit nanotechnology decision, and patent inventorship and ownership issues facing nanotechnology companies. Mr. Radomsky has also co-authored numerous articles on semiconductor physics.

Mr. Radomsky is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), where he served as past chair of its Chemical Practice and Young Lawyer’s Committees. Mr. Radomsky frequently serves as an instructor at the annual AIPLA Patent Prosecution Basic Training for New Lawyers seminars and prepared portions of the seminar textbook. Mr. Radomsky has also made numerous presentations at AIPLA committee meetings on subjects ranging from IP due diligence for venture capital investment in start-up companies to opinions of counsel to recent case law. Mr. Radomsky received the AIPLA project award as a co-author of the AIPLA International Patent Handbook. Mr. Radomsky is also a member of the American Bar Association, Intellectual Property section.

Mr. Radomsky is active in industry organizations as well. He is a frequent speaker at nanotechnology conferences on intellectual property issues facing nanotechnology start-up companies and investors. Mr. Radomsky is an active member of U.S. Patent & Trademark Office semiconductor and nanotechnology partnerships and was a speaker at several semiconductor partnership meetings.

Mr. Radomsky graduated from Columbia University (B.S, metallurgical engineering; M.S., materials science) and George Mason University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude), where he was a member of the Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Radomsky was a national finalist in the Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition in Intellectual Property and was also the winner of a regional best brief award. Mr. Radomsky has been admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is fluent in Russian.


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