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Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Robert W. Esmond, Ph.D.

Mind + Muscle

Robert W. Esmond, Ph.D.



Dr. Esmond is a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group.  His intellectual property law experience has principally been in the biotechnology and chemical areas.  His legal experience includes counseling clients in various intellectual property matters such as patentability investigations, validity and infringement analyses, freedom to operate and FDA/ANDA practice.  He has also prepared and prosecuted patent applications relating to pharmaceuticals, therapeutic methods, agricultural chemicals, molecular and cell biology, high throughput screening assays, immunodiagnostic assays, stem cells and antibodies.  He is also experienced in reexamination and interference practice.

Dr. Esmond’s publications include scientific and legal papers prepared for the Bloomberg Law Reports, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, The Intellectual Property Strategist, International Society for Stem Cell Research, Biotechnology Industry Organization, American Chemical Society, and Society of Nuclear Imaging in Drug Development.  Dr. Esmond is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association and the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Esmond earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Northeastern University in 1981, where he researched the organic synthesis of natural products.  He then spent one year at the University of Maryland as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the organic synthesis of antitumor compounds.

Before joining the firm, Dr. Esmond was employed by a large multinational corporation as a Senior Research Chemist.  His research involved natural products chemistry and organic synthesis.

  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., The George Washington University

    • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Northeastern University

    • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Maryland


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