American Chemical Society AMA: I am Robert Koch, a resident partner in
the Washington, D.C., and Munich, Germany, offices of Milbank, Ask me
anything about science and intellectual property.
Hi Reddit, I have more than 40 years of experience in patent an
intellectual property litigation, including several landmark cases of
pioneering biotechnology breakthroughs, revolutionary medical devices,
and blockbuster pharmaceuticals. But before becoming a leading biotech
and pharmaceutical patent attorney, I was a professional chemist. I went
on to be a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and
went on to serve as a scientific adviser on intellectual property issues
at Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, during the formation of the
European Patent Convention. I have represented start-up biotech firms
and major U.S. and European chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Feel
free to ask me anything about the intersection of science and the law,
biotech/pharmaceutical patents, or scientific intellectual property.
Later today, I’ll be hosting an ACS “Program in a box” Webinar on
establishing and protecting your intellectual property. Feel free to ask
questions about that, or tune in later here:
I’ll be back at 1 pm ET (10 am PT, 6 pm UTC) to answer your questions,
ask me anything! EDIT: Hi folks, this is ACS’s Reddit team speaking.
Robert Koch’s flight was delayed, but he just landed and is making his
way to a reliable internet connection as we speak. He’ll be online at 2
PM ET now to answer all of your questions. Sorry for the delay – keep
sending those questions. Thanks! Greetings and sorry for the delay due
to flight problems. I will run until 3 pm eastern and hopefully be able
to supplement tomorrow. Have to run now but I’ll check back tomorrow.