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Adv Barry Schindler

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Intellectual Property & Technology | Technology, Media & Telecommunications | Litigation | Globalization & Commercialization | Life Sciences & Medical Technology | Global - Israel Practice | Gaming |Food & Beverage


Shareholder; Co-Chair, Greenberg Traurig Global Patent Prosecution Group


Barry J. Schindler is the Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Patent Prosecution Group -- a group of approximately 4,000 domestic and 4,100 foreign applications pending and over 100 attorneys, who are registered with the USPTO. Barry has more than twenty-five years of legal experience in all aspects of pharmaceutical and chemical patent prosecution -- representing numerous major pharmaceutical and chemical companies regarding patents relating to small molecules and synthetic compounds.  

Barry has helped companies of all sizes build and manage significant patent portfolios, develop in-house procedures, and formulate intellectual property strategies. Barry positions clients to gain a competitive advantage by identifying patentable subject matter and drafting claims and providing patent opinions in such a way that infringement becomes possible to prove. Barry, an active member of the firm’s Israel Practice also focuses his practice on managing the patent portfolio for numerous  innovative Israeli start-ups. Barry is a frquent business visitor to Israel and is very involved with the local tech community.


  • Legal Areas
    • Patent portfolio management
    • Business methodology
    • Patent litigation
    • Prosecution of patent applications
    • Reexaminations and IPR proceedings
  • Technical Areas
    • Chemical compounds and processes: metallurgy; medical devices; food products/supplements; plastics; material science
    • Industrial controls: software; mechanical and electrical devices; Internet based systems and methods; search engine technology; database management
    • Financial derivatives and systems: exotic financial derivatives
    • Telemedicine
    • Internet-based systems
    • Plastics
    • Agriculture

Admitted to Practice

New York

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Board Member, Rutgers iJOBS Program, Board of Advisors
  • Chairperson, Corporate Leadership Council of Family Promise of Morris County
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • Member, Institute of Food Technologists
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)


J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1988

B.S., Chemical Engineering and Food Science, Cornell University, 1981

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