Arie Michelsohn

Arie Michelsohn

Arie Michelsohn consults as counsel in patent law and litigation and related antitrust, and is Founding Principal of LexLaw.Consulting. He founded Lion Legal Products, a legal technology company based in Washington, D.C., in 2013, and has developed, a browser-based, total work space environment for lawyers, on a new platform called LEO. Arie is committed to the melding of law practice and computer science in the generation of what some have called "Centaur Lawyers." We like to think about it as the integral development of uniquely lawyer-driven, technology solutions to optimize efficiency in a manner that is tuned to the ways lawyers think, and work in their actual practice of law. Arie is a Caltech PhD, Order of the Coif graduate of the George Washington University Law School, a former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and a former law clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Posts by Arie Michelsohn

Reflections on Drug Patents and the High Cost of Healthcare

The Hatch-Waxman Act and the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act are both forged from a noble ideal, grounded in a commitment to a robust and earnest …
By Arie Michelsohn
3 years ago 1

Drug Patents and the High Cost of Healthcare: Case of Over-Advocacy for Under-Patentability

The price-tag for non-innovative drug patents, such as these second-wave Restasis patents, is substantial. Indeed, one cannot help but question Allergan’s true motivations for attempting to …
By Arie Michelsohn
4 years ago 11

The Abuse of Orange Book Listings by Branded Pharmaceutical Companies

AbbVie’s maneuver worked like clockwork to induce regulatory gridlock, which prevented generic competition and kept the company’s profits high at public expense, for years. Fortunately, …
By Arie Michelsohn
4 years ago 20

Drug-Patent Abuse and the High Cost of Healthcare: Case of the Double-Half Dose-Time Injection

Ever since the Supreme Court decided KSR v. Teleflex, it has been appropriate to reject a patent claim because it was obvious to try. If twice the …
By Arie Michelsohn
4 years ago 15

To Make Healthcare More Affordable, Fight Drug Patent Abuse with a Fury

If a drug company plants a more than 100-patent thicket to protect market exclusivity, then it had better be able to justify why it should deserve the …
By Arie Michelsohn
4 years ago 32