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Dr. David Forman, Ph.D.

is Senior Counsel with Osha Liang. Dr. Forman practices patent prosecution and litigation in a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology, immunology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic devices and methods, and medical devices. He has extensive experience in writing and prosecuting patent applications and in interference proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has prepared appellate briefs, both for parties and amicus briefs, for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Recent Articles by Dr. David Forman, Ph.D.

The Myth of ‘Trivial’ Drug Patents

Critics of drug patents often claim that when initial drug patents expire, drug companies stuff their patent portfolios with “trivial” patents that unjustifiably extend their patent monopoly to keep the prices up.  This argument perpetuates common myths and misunderstandings that fail on several levels… In the last decade, large molecule biological drugs have come to the fore. They provide dramatic new treatments for some conditions but can be very expensive. It is difficult to develop inexpensive generic-type versions for biological drugs.