John Van Amsterdam has almost 25 years’ experience in worldwide intellectual property practice. Prior to becoming an IP lawyer, John was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Princeton, NJ. He obtained a PhD at MIT in molecular biology, specifically in signal transduction in cancer.
John advises clients in essentially all areas of patent practice, including patent prosecution; counseling; portfolio development and management; post-grant proceedings including inter partes review and reexamination; patent term adjustment and extension; interferences; due diligence for investment and acquisition; patent landscape studies; freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity opinions; and agreements.
John represent clients from all over the world, including large and mid-size pharmaceutical corporations, innovative biopharmaceutical and biotech companies, start-ups, and cutting-edge academic institutions. John also contribute to several new business and innovation programs at MIT, including the delta v accelerator program at the Martin Trust Center, the $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition.