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Peter D. Mlynek

Peter D. Mlynek

Patent Law for Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biotech Industries
  • Patents, Intellectual Property
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania, USPTO
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We help to solve clients’ business problems by providing legal and business advice related to intellectual property. Although not limited in industries that we serve, we specializing in working with clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology business sectors. Our services include • Business Counseling: planning, developing and executing a patenting strategy that is consistent with the clients’ business goals. • US patents: drafting and prosecuting patent applications to clients’ inventions. • International Patents: working through non-US law firms to obtain patents in countries and areas around the globe. • Opinions: preparing freedom to operate opinions, patent invalidity opinions, infringement opinions, and due diligence analysis associated with M&A transactions. • Licensing of intellectual property. • Non-Patent IP Protection: by securing patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Practice Areas
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Intellectual Property
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Pennsylvania
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Education
Rutgers University - Camden
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Honors: • Dean's List multiple semesters • A/A+/A- grades in Patent Law I, Patent Law II, Patent Prosecution Seminar, Drug & Device Law, Food & Drug Administration Law
Activities: President of the Rutgers Intellectual Property Law Association
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph.D. (1996) | Inorganic Chemistry
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Activities: • Thesis: "Synthesis, Isolation, and Characterization of Variety of High Nuclearity Nickel-Antimony, Nickel-Bismuth, and Nickel Copper Carbonyl Clusters". Such clusters may model catalytic active sites in metal catalyzed reactions. • Major: Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry • Minor: Analytical Chemistry. Classes in electrochemistry, spectroscopy, laser physics, chromatography. • 5 academic papers. • Synthesized organometallic and metal cluster compounds under anaerobic conditions via Schlenk equipment, drybox, as well as traditional organic synthetic techniques. • Isolated and purified compounds by solvent extraction, liquid chromatography, and crystallization. • Characterized compounds by multinuclear NMR, CV, HPLC, AA, MS, XRF, IR, and X-ray single crystal crystallography. • Developed new synthetic routes to organic ligands that were used as starting materials.
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
MBA (1993) | Finance, Investments, and Banking
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Activities: • 20 Graduate level classes in Business and related fields
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University of California - Berkeley
B.S. (1987) | Chemistry
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Activities: • Course work in all chemistry disciplines, including graduate level classes. • Four semesters of research in bio-inorganic chemistry: synthesized, isolated and characterized non-heme iron dioxygenase model compounds.
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584 Questions Answered
Q. Hello, How can I find out if I can copy a patent product and just stick my own logo to it instead of theirs logo.
A: Well, the point of patents is to prevent you from doing exactly what you are trying to do. However, you should be able to copy someone else's patented product if somehow you don't infringe (you are outside the scope of the claims of the patent), or there is a problem with the patent that makes it unenforceable (it expired, it is anticipated by prior art, etc.). Go seek a patent attorney who can help you with this.
Q. Hi I had an idea for a product but I don't know how to go about securing the idea as my own.
A: This is a very common question. Unfortunately, you are not going to like the answer. I apologize in advance. An idea, even after it has been flushed out to become a patentable invention, is not worth very much. Companies buy or license profitable businesses, profitable products or services, or something that the company could easily upscale and sell along with their own products. They have their own R&D and are generally not very receptive to developing other people's ideas. To make money on your invention, the company will need to figure out a way to optimize it, manufacture it, market it, set up the sales channels, map out the product life cycle, etc. This takes a lot of work. As they say: 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. To be successful in making money off your idea, put together a business plan. Figure out the marketing, the pain points that you are solving, the PLC, the size of your market, the HR, the QA & QC setups, the production, the pilot plant, the development routes, the financing for all of this, etc. Once you have that, once it makes business sense, once you are ready to spend the money and pull the trigger, only then do you go see a patent attorney. Any patent attorney will be happy to take your money to get you a patent. But you really do not want to spend $20K to $40K to get a patent, without having all of this thought through. Good luck!
Q. How much it cost to get an idea in auto mobile field and also for a mobile app idea.
A: A patent typically costs about $20k to $40K
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Law Offices of Peter D. Mlynek
516 Eaglebrook Dr.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Telephone: (856) 787-0880