Mr. Spina practices law in the field of intellectual property and is active in all areas of patent law. He has extensive experience in prosecution, litigation, litigation strategy (enforcement and defense), developing and managing patent portfolios, due diligence, licensing, and transactional matters associated with intellectual property. The majority of Mr. Spina’s clients operate in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Recent technologies with which he has been involved include pharmaceuticals, organic synthesis (including small molecules, polymers and organometallics), formulations (pharmaceutical and chemical generally), and therapeutic indications, as well as cosmetics and inorganic chemistry.
With extensive experience in virtually all aspects of patent law, Mr. Spina counsels and renders opinions on patent validity, patent infringement, technology licensing, and trade secrets. The breadth and depth of Mr. Spina’s experience in both law and industry has made him an invaluable resource to clients in developing and managing patent portfolios world-wide, developing and implenting patent litigation strategies (enforcement and defense), and advising clients on industrially feasible options for avoiding infringement.
Prior to joining Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Mr. Spina was a Senior Chemist at Abbott Laboratories, where for ten years he served as a medicinal chemist in the area of new drug discovery. He is a named inventor on several patents, and coauthored a number of publications relating to medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis.