Robert S. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Schwartz Robert

Robert S. Schwartz is a patent litigator whose practice focuses on life sciences litigation, inter partes review (IPR), and post-grant review (PGR). The technology areas Bob has experience in include vaccines, fusion proteins, immunoglobulins, siRNA, DNA sequencing, and small-molecule pharmaceuticals.  Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was a principal investigator conducting grant-funded biomedical research. He also formerly served as a staff scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). Bob is chair of Venable’s BiologicsHQ website.


Representative Matters

  • Represented Columbia University against Illumina in a patent litigation and IPRs related to DNA sequencing products
  • Represented Gilead against Teva in an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) patent litigation related to Atripla® and Truvada® products
  • Represented GlaxoSmithKline against Teva in an ANDA patent litigation related to GlaxoSmithKline’s Avodart® product
  • Represented Bristol-Myers Squibb against Repligen and Zymogenetics in patent litigations related to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Orencia® product
  • Represented GlaxoSmithKline against Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Cobalt Pharmaceuticals, and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals in ANDA patent litigations related to GlaxoSmithKline’s Imitrex® product
  • Represented G.D. Searle and Pharmacia against the University of Rochester in a patent litigation related to G.D. Searle and Pharmacia’s Celebrex® product, an NSAID small molecule drug
  • Represented Sanofi and Regeneron against Genentech in a patent litigation related to Eylea®. The matter involved fusion protein therapeutics and immunoglobulin-producing mice

Representative Clients

  • Advaxis
  • Alnylam
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Columbia University
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Regeneron
  • Sanofi




  • J.D. magna cum laude Pace University School of Law 2003
    • Editor, Pace Law Review
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry summa cum laude University of California at Berkeley
  • B.S. Biology magna cum laude State University of New York at Albany
  • B.A. Music State University of New York at Albany

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Authored more than 40 scientific articles and book chapters published in peer-reviewed journals, and numerous articles related to patentability, biologics, and biosimilars
  • Frequent speaker at conferences on biologics and biosimilars


  • Legal 500, Patent Litigation – Full Coverage, 2007, 2014