BiologicsHQ Team


Robert S. Schwartz, Ph.D. Chair, New York - Bob has extensive experience litigating biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents, including those relating to antibodies, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and proteomics. Bob has a B.S. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. As a Principal Investigator of grant-funded research he published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed publications and 7 book chapters. Read Full Bio
Ha Kung Wong Partner, New York - Ha Kung has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of pharmaceutical cases, including those concerning biologics used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune disorders.  He also has extensive experience consulting, conducting due diligence and licensing pharmaceutical portfolios.  Ha Kung has a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.S. in Chemistry. Read Full Bio
April Breyer Menon Consultant, Illinois - April has litigated various pharmaceutical and biotechnology cases, including concerning oncology treatments and DNA sequencing technology.  She has specialized in damages and commercial success arguments.  April has a B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development and a B.A. in Physiology. Read Full Bio
Monica Chou Associate, New York - Monica has experience in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigations through bench trial, and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She has worked on matters involving various technologies related to pharmaceuticals, including formulations for the treatment of bacterial infections, eye vitamin supplements for macular degeneration, and antipsychotics for schizophrenia. Monica has a B.S. in Genetics and a B.S. in Violin Performance, with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read Full Bio
Whitney Meier Howard Partner, New York - Whitney has experience litigating biochemistry, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical formulation patents.  Whitney was awarded a B.S. degree in Biochemistry with high distinction. Read Full Bio
Damineh Morsali, Ph.D. Associate, New York - Damineh has experience with pre-suit investigations, patent litigation, ITC proceedings, licensing, and due diligence analysis in an array of technologies, including biologics, RNA interference, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. She has a PhD in Neuropharmacology from Oxford University and a B.S. in Molecular Genetics from King’s College, University of London, with Honors. She held multiple post-doctoral research positions at world-renowned universities and has authored a number of publications and book chapter. Read Full Bio
Alicia A. Russo Partner, New York - Alicia has extensive experience litigating and prosecuting biologics, biotechnology, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical patents.  She has a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, and an M.S. in Biomedical Sciences.  Alicia has published original papers in Science, Nature, Cell and the Proceedings of the National Academia of Sciences. Read Full Bio


Information contained in the Venable BiologicsHQ database relates to FDA-approved drug products listed in the CDER Purple Book or on the FDA website ( Information relating to FDA licensed products, FDA-approved indications, and aBLA and 505(b)(2) applications is obtained from public sources including the U.S. FDA website ( Information relating to litigations is given only for cases active from January 31, 2010 onward. Information relating to foreign biosimilar / biologics follow-on products approved in Australia, Canada, the E.U., Japan and South Korea is from public sources. Statistics graphics are compiled from information contained in the Venable BiologicsHQ database.


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