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   3Jeffrey S. SharpChicago(312) 474-6300jsharp@marshallip.comjsharp@marshallip.comMarshall Gerstein & Borun LLPwww.marshallip.comwww.marshallip.comsharpjeffrey.jpgIntellectual Property LawPatent LawOpinions and CounselingPatent Interferences / OppositionsPatent Prosecution
Jeffrey S. Sharpjsharp@marshallip.com
Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLPhttp://www.marshallip.com
233 S Wacker Dr Ste 6300
Chicago IL 60606
Ph.(312) 474-6300 Fx.(312) 474-0448
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Intellectual Property Law    Opinions and Counseling
Patent Law    Patent Interferences / Oppositions
    Patent Prosecution
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Jeffrey S. Sharp is the Managing Partner of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun.

He has extensive prosecution and opinion experience. He has participated in numerous inter partes patent matters including patent infringement litigation before U.S. District Courts, patent interference proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and patent opposition work before foreign patent offices.

Mr. Sharp's practice emphasizes biotechnology matters, and includes pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and immunotherapeutic reagents, and recombinant nucleic acid technologies including plant biotechnology. He also has experience in gene-sequencing and gene therapy technologies, and in vivo and in vitro assay methods.

His additional practice focus includes chemical and chemical engineering matters including chemical processing technology and organic and inorganic chemistry. Mr. Sharp also has extensive experience in the areas of carbohydrate chemistry and food and beverage chemistry.


Notable Cases and Results:  
Accu-cut Diamond Tool Company, Inc.* v. Sunnen Products Company
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement
Area(s) of practice: Mechanical Arts

Eicholz (Amersham)* v. Tyagi
U.S. Patent Office Board of Appeals and Interferences
Case Type(s): Patent Interference
Area(s) of practice: Biotechnology

Elsbach (Monsanto)* v. Scott
U.S. Patent Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Case Type(s): Patent Interference, Appeal
Area(s) of practice: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology

Fraley (Monsanto)* v. Zambryski v. Anderson
U.S. Patent Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Case Type(s): Patent Interference
Area(s) of practice: Biotechnology

Hooykaas v. Shewmaker (Monsanto)*
U.S. Patent Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Case Type(s): Patent Interference
Area(s) of practice: Biotechnology

Hybritech v. Abbott Laboratories*
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement, Appeal
Area(s) of practice: Biotechnology

Kishore (Monsanto)* v. Burrell
U.S. Patent Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Case Type(s): Patent Interference
Area(s) of practice: Biotechnology

McNeil-PPC, Inc. v. The Procter & Gamble Company*
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement
Area(s) of practice: Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

Schilperoort v. Rogers (Monsanto)* v. Barton v. Zambryski
U.S. Patent Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Case Type(s): Patent Interference
Area(s) of practice: Biotechnology

Shell Oil Company v. Union Carbide Company*
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Case Type(s): Patent Interference, Patent Infringement
Area(s) of practice: Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

Stalker v. Kishore (Monsanto)*
U.S. Patent Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Case Type(s): Patent Interference
Area(s) of practice: Biotechnology

*Party Represented


Bar Admissions:  
The State of Illinois
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
The United States Patent and Trademark Office


Retainer:  Varies By Case

Date of Birth:  1958

Law School:  University of Georgia School of Law,J.D., 1984
Undergraduate School:  Princeton University, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering, 1980

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Mr. Sharp is a member of the American Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago.


Community Involvement:  
Mr. Sharp serves as on the Board of Trustees of The Latin School of Chicago and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is a past President of The Princeton Club of Chicago and participates in the club's efforts on behalf of Theodore Roosevelt High School, its adopted school in the Chicago Public School System.


Firm Description:  
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP was founded more than 50 years ago and provides a full range of intellectual property legal services for domestic and international clients. The firm specializes in the clearance, registration, protection and enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other forms of intellectual property, and in the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property. Firm attorneys have extensive litigation experience in United States courts, and before the United States and foreign Patent and Trademark Offices, the International Trade Commission, and arbitration tribunals. The Firm also assists clients in obtaining patent and trademark protection, and litigating intellectual property matters on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in more than 100 countries on six continents. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun's patent prosecution and litigation services encompass all areas of technology, including the electronic, mechanical, chemical and biological sciences, e.g., protein chemistry, molecular biology, immunology, pharmaceuticals, and all recombinant technologies.


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