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Jeffrey I Auerbach

Life sciences and biotechnology Attorney at Rockville, MD

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Practice areas
  1. Life sciences and biotechnology
    Patent preparation, prosecution, licensing and counseling in all areas of biotechnology, biophysics, therapeutics, diagnostics and pharmacology.

    37 years, 200 cases

  2. Intellectual property
    Client counseling related to US and foreign patent validity and infringement.

    37 years, 60 cases

  3. Patent application
    Patent preparation and prosecution in biotechnology, telecommunications, chemistry, polymer science, materials science and high technology

    37 years, 200 cases

  4. Licensing

    35 years, 10 cases

  5. Patent infringement
    Litigation experience in US District courts in NC, MD, CA, and IN

    33 years, 6 cases

Jeffrey I. Auerbach is the managing member of Auerbach, LLC, a Rockville, Maryland intellectual property and technology law firm. Dr. Auerbach received his B.S. degree in biochemistry, genetics, and microbiology from Cornell University in 1975. He received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in , respectively. Before entering into a career in patent law, Dr. Auerbach served as a research scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of the National Cancer Institute, at W.R. Grace & Company, and at SmithKline & French Laboratories (where he received that company’s highest research award). Dr. Auerbach has also served as an Examiner of immunology patents for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He began his career in patent law in ived his J.D. degree in 1989, from the National Law Center of George Washington University. Prior to joining AuerbachSchrot, Dr. Auerbach was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and a partner at Howrey, LLP.
Dr. Auerbach’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications relating to molecular biology, genetics, therapeutics, diagnostics and bioinformatics, on strategic counseling and on the enforcement and exploitation of patent rights. Dr. Auerbach’s clients range from start-up companies to major multi-national corporations to world-renowned academic institutions. Dr. Auerbach has significant experience in patent licensing, trade secret law and patent litigation. He has served as counsel in some of the most complex biotechnology licensing, trade secret and patent disputes to have arisen in the past 20 years. Dr. Auerbach is also a noted inventor, having received patents in the United States and throughout the world for his own inventions in vaccine production and in isothermal “rolling circle” nucleic acid amplification. He was a co-founder and president of Replicon, Inc., a Maryland biotechnology company focused on the use of “rolling circle” amplification in diagnostics, genomics and therapeutics. He served as president of DC Associates, LLC, a biotechnology licensing company, and as an advisor to Trade Logistics & Strategies, LLC, a venturing company. Dr. Auerbach has served as a member of the Washington, DC Board of the American Committee for the Weitzman Institute of Science, and as a Diplomat of the Institute. Dr. Auerbach is a member of the bars of Maryland, New York, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Maryland and District of Columbia Circuits, and of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Federal Circuits. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Auerbach has served as an adjunct faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University, teaching courses on biotechnology law and biotechnology enterprise. He has served as co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association. Dr. Auerbach is the author of many publications, including the web monograph “Patent Law Principles and Strategies.” His biography has appeared in “Marquis Who’s Who in American Law” and “Marquis Who’s Who in America.”

Licensed for 33 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 01/17/2019
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/28/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/30/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 06/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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AuerbachSchrot LLC
2200 Research Blvd.
Suite 560
Rockville, MD, 20850-6120


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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • AuerbachSchrot LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Auerbach Law Firm, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • President
  • DC Associates, LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Berenato, White & Stavish
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Howrey & Simon
  • 1993 - 2000
  • President
  • Replicon, Inc.
  • 1992 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Law Clerk --Associate
  • Saidman, Sterne Kessler & Goldstein
  • 1986 - 1990
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  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Yale University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1981
  • Yale University
  • M. Phil.
  • 1977
  • Cornell University
  • B.S.
  • 1975
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Legal Cases

  • Stash, Inc. v. Palmgard
  • Client victory on Summary Judgment
  • Abbott Laboratories, Inc. v. Coulter Corp.
  • Case dismissed
  • Cel-Sci Corp. v. Immuno-Rx et al.
  • Suit Dismissed
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  • The International Biomedical Research Alliance
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • IP Section Co-Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • IP Section Co-Chair
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Licensing Professional [CLP(tm)]
  • Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.
  • 2008
  • CV(R) Certification Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell (Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.)
  • 2008
  • Marquis "Who's Who in American Law"
  • Marquis Who's Who LLC
  • 2000
  • Marquis "Who's Who in America"
  • Marquis Who's Who LLC
  • 2000
  • Battlefield Award
  • SmithKline & French Laboratories
  • 1984
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  • Technology Transfer Tactics
  • Take Steps To Protect Your IP When A Licensee Faces Possible Bankruptcy
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Project for the Strategic Development of Industry-University-Government Collaboration
  • Keynote Address: Collaborating and Partnering with US Biotechnology Companies
  • 2009
  • CLE Lecture Spring 2006
  • IP Issues for the Non-IP Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Fall 2006 Meeting
  • Impact of Recent Court Cases on Patent Licensing
  • 2006
  • Embryonic Stem Cells: The Promise and the Controversy
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Technology
  • 2006
  • CLE Lecture Spring 2005
  • IP Issues for the Non-IP Lawyer
  • 2005
  • Legal Aspects of Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology Patent, Trade Secret and Trademark Law
  • 2005
  • Legal Aspects of Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology Patent, Trade Secret and Trademark Law
  • 2001
  • Legal Aspects of Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology Patent, Trade Secret and Trademark Law
  • 2000
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Rockville Life sciences and biotechnology Lawyer Jeffrey I Auerbach
Jeffrey I Auerbach
Life sciences and biotechnology Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 33 years