Dr. Russell’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the biological and chemical arts in the United States and abroad. He has drafted over 300 different patent applications, covering a wide range of technologies.
Representative areas include small molecule pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostic assays, immunology, polymer science, coating technology, medical devices, biomaterials, biotechnology, and biofuel production. His client counseling responsibilities regularly require him to provide assessments regarding filing strategies, patentability, inventorship, freedom-to-operate and other intellectual property issues, such as clearance opinions relating to ANDAs for generic drugs.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Dr. Russell worked at the Chemical Abstracts Service as a Scientific Information Analyst in the Biochemistry Department. While a graduate student, he worked for Dr. Hung-wen Liu, a specialist in carbohydrate research and enzymology. His thesis work involved the study of macrophage membrane components and enzyme mechanism studies using chiral methyl sugar substrates.
Dr. Russell is also an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University where he currently teaches Advanced Patent Prosecution.